Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/x11/gtk2-engines
To: Eric Gillespie <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/06/2003 07:32:13
On Sunday 05 January 2003 9:57 pm, Eric Gillespie wrote:
> Nick Hudson <> writes:
> > > Is this a bug in the pkgsrc libtool or am i just missing something?
> > 
> > Its not a bug its a feature. gtk2-engines builds its own copy of libtool
> > --disable-static we build pkgsrc/devel/libtool-base --enable-static.
> I'm not sure about calling it a feature, but it certainly appears
> to be normal behavior.  I built a stock 1.4.3 libtool (why does
> pkgsrc have such a bizarre and ancient version of libtool
> anyway?) and replaced the gtk-engines-provided libtool with this
> and got the same results.

What would you call it if its not a feature? Anyway, the version of libtool in 
pkgsrc is "newer" than 1.4.3 in that its a earlier version on libtool-current 
which contains multi-language support. One day I'll be brave enough to 
upgrade it.

> Still, these files serve no purpose other than to bloat the
> package size.  Can't they just be left out of the package even
> though they are built?

Not without patching libtool.