Subject: Re: 'checking length of command line arguments' configure delays
To: Dick Davies <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/27/2004 17:09:37
On Thu, 8 Apr 2004, Todd Vierling wrote:

: For the long term, this should be fixed by submitting a change to libtool's
: acinclude.m4, so that packages will begin picking it up.  On *BSD, at least,
: sysctl is good enough and can be set up that way in libtool directly.
: Libtool's autoconf fragment should be smart enough to know that (and already
: has some OS-specific settings of that value built in).

FYI, a patch was submitted to the libtool maintainers and accepted that will
pull the correct value from the kernel for {Net,Free,Open}BSD and Darwin
automatically, skipping the long delay.

-- Todd Vierling <> <>