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Re: pkg/51311 (libtool fails to build shared libraries)
The following reply was made to PR pkg/51311; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/51311 (libtool fails to build shared libraries)
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 17:15:59 +0000
On Tue, Jul 05, 2016 at 08:35:01AM +0000, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%bec.de@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost
> Subject: Re: pkg/51311 (libtool fails to build shared libraries)
> Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 10:33:06 +0200
> So the short version here is: Works As Intended. We do go to some length
> to make sure that libtool.m4 is the prestine upstream version, so that
> if you build a package for redistribution, it is not polluted with any
> local package and you get the same result as on other systems. As a side
> effect, this means that the fixes for various platforms in pkgsrc are
> also not included. While I do regular runs to upstream them, it is
> always a game of cat and mouse. It doesn't help that new libtool
> versions tend to add needs for new patches...
This state is also, however, not helpful for people who install the
thing to use it directly and want it to work.
David A. Holland
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