Subject: Re: tiff shouldn't require C++
To: None <>
From: John R. Shannon <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/08/2005 14:12:47
That sounds good. I found quite a few that required patching just by building 
with gcc 3.4. The patching (uncommitted) was painful.

On Saturday 08 January 2005 01:56 pm, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> We have far too many packages that link against libtiff but are not
> C++ applications, and it's quite a lot of work to sweep through pkgsrc
> to make sure that those applications that link against libtiff, or
> that load libtiff via a loadable shared module, are linked using the
> C++ compiler.  Therefore, I want to disable the C++ support in the
> library and split out the C++ functions into a
> and bump the PKGREVISION of the tiff package.
> Comments?
>  Cheers,
>  -- Johnny Lam <>

John R. Shannon