Subject: Re: obsoleting libgetopt
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jan Schaumann <email@example.com>
Date: 10/12/2003 14:05:28
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Jan Schaumann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> We currently have a package called devel/libgetopt, which (obviously)
> provides getopt --long functionality for those platforms that do not
> have getopt.h. The following packages use it:
> There are some PRs open that deal with libgetopt (22672, 23099), so
> obviously it's not quite working the way it should where it actually is
> needed (NetBSD doesn't need libgetopt, neither does Irix; Solaris and
> Darwin, where it's needed, cause problems).
> Given that we have libnbcompat, which provides this functionality
> anyway, I think we should just obsolete libgetopt and replace the
> dependencies with dependencies on libnbcompat.
Is this something that we can/should do during the freeze? It would fix
the above mentioned PRs, and should, in theory at least, not introduce
The change for each Makefile would be limited to replacing
=2E include "../../pkgtools/libnbcompat/buildlink2.mk"
Life," said Marvin, "don't talk to me about life."
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