Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/x11/gtk2-engines
To: None <>
From: James K. Lowden <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/07/2003 01:36:56
On Sun, 05 Jan 2003 16:57:06 -0500, Eric Gillespie <>
> (why does
> pkgsrc have such a bizarre and ancient version of libtool
> anyway?) 

Perhaps because libtool lacks:
1.  Design
2.  Documentation

which it occasionally overcomes with heroic execution?  Or not.  I've
never come across anything else so important and so badly conceived. 
Upgrading it is a guaranteed crapshoot.  

My only real experience with it is in the database/freetds project.  It's
not an experience I'll recount here, for the sake of your patience and my
blood pressure.  

(pmji and please excuse the rant.)