Subject: Re: Fwd: pkg/26633: package ABI is often broken on NetBSD due to libtool porting problem
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John R. Shannon <email@example.com>
Date: 08/13/2004 09:37:32
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I accepted the task of dealing with this, but, it's clear that you have mor=
history with this package and understand it's intricacies. Would you like=20
responsibility for pkg/26633?
On Friday 13 August 2004 09:26 am, Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Aug 2004, Ben Collver wrote:
> > I am looking for a volunteer to take responsibility for this PR about
> > devel/libtool from Noriyuki Soda. Nick Hudson agrees that the numbering
> > is wrong and needs a flag day.
> > Any takers?
> For some context: NetBSD's config for libtool was taken from SunOS's way
> back in NetBSD 1.3 (because SunOS was also a.out); we didn't know at the
> time that the config for SunOS was wrong. soda emlightened me yesterday
> about it.
> HOWEVER, NetBSD is not the only affected platform. Note that libtool does
> the same for:
> - NetBSD a.out (which may need .major.minor, rather than
> - FreeBSD ELF
> - FreeBSD a.out (same note as NetBSD a.out, but may not be supported by
> pkgsrc anyway at the moment)
> - Darwin (*after* the change in pkgsrc's patch-ac for libtool; without the
> patch, it does the "correct" thing)
> - Solaris ("SunOS 5")
> - OSF/1 (pkgsrc is not supported on this at the moment)
> I can fix libtool for NetBSD plus the supported platforms above, but this
> will require the following (not all of which I necessarily have the time =
> do right now). "Flag days" are very bad, so this should be done in a way
> that keeps pkgsrc atomically correct.
> A single commit to pkgsrc should do all of the following:
> 1. Change libtool, bump its PKGREVISION.
> 2. Bump _OPSYS_LIBTOOL_REQD to the new version in NetBSD.mk.
> 3. Bump the PKGREVISION of all USE_LIBTOOL packages, and all their direct
> dependencies (but not indirect dependencies); this will unfortunately
> impact all platforms, but it's unavoidable.
> 4. Bump the BUILDLINK_RECOMMENDED.foo of any packages bumped in (3) above,
> so that default builds will require the new shlib major/minor values,
> but experienced pkgsrc users may override this to allow for phased
> upgrades (leaving some old pkgs installed temporarily if needed).
> As to the changes noted in the PR:
> > Change the following (current) way to calculate shared object
> > name in libtool from:
> > major=3D".$current"
> > versuffix=3D".$current.$revision"
> > or the following way:
> > major=3D.`expr $current - $age`
> > versuffix=3D"$major.$age.$revision"
> The above is the correct change.
John R. Shannon
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