Subject: Re: lang/gcc3 packages and libtool
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From: Johnny Lam <jlam@NetBSD.org>
Date: 01/21/2005 11:35:32
Todd Vierling wrote:
> These packages use libtool for target library support (libstdc++, etc.), so
> that it can create shared libs. However, libtool itself is not used in the
> build because the compiler may be needed in order to build libtool. It's a
> chicken-and-egg problem, particularly for platforms where pkgsrc-modified
> libtool is critical (e.g., Interix, DragonFly).
> I'd like to improve this by applying the "manual" libtool patches to the gcc
> source tree, regenerating the autoconf configure files, and creating pkgsrc
> patches for those (thus avoiding the need to have autoconf installed at
> build time). The tradeoff of this is that updates of the gcc packages will
> require doing the autoconf regen step each time. I could create a README
> detailing the steps, much like manual.README in devel/libtool/patches.
> Thoughts? Objections?
I think that's fine. We already do a bit of nastiness in the
pre-configure target in Makefile.common that we should do away with.
Your solution is more correct, even if it's more painful to update this
package. I would suggest creating a separate target that's commented
out in the package Makefile that does the regen step for you, but a
README file works as well.
-- Johnny Lam <jlam@NetBSD.org>