Subject: Re: KDE and USE_LTDL
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/08/2001 16:48:06
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Sun, 8 Apr 2001, Nick Hudson wrote:
> > Well kdelibs make use of the platform independent method of loading
> > dynamic shared objects: libltdl. This library is provided as part of the
> > libtool package. Hence the dependency.
> Someone once mentioned that this platform independent method is the reason
> why things are a bit slow - dunno if that is true. Would it be possible to
> use NetBSD's native shared lib loader (, i guess)?

I was the reason, but it is now fixed. It basically is a wrapper for
dlopen and friends. I can't believe its slows things down that much now.