Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/x11/gtk2-engines
To: James K. Lowden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 01/07/2003 13:01:01
[ On Tuesday, January 7, 2003 at 01:36:56 (-0500), James K. Lowden wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/x11/gtk2-engines
> On Sun, 05 Jan 2003 16:57:06 -0500, Eric Gillespie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > (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.
Actually I've found libtool to simply be a solution (err, gross hack)
looking for a problem, especially on any unix-like platform, and doubly
so for all platforms using GNU ld.
It's really not that hard to just write proper per-platform makefile
fragments that can be included in the main project makefiles to handle
> Upgrading it is a guaranteed crapshoot.
Usually just eliminating it is easier, but unfortunately it's not the
politically correct thing to do.
Greg A. Woods
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