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Re: macOS 12.x (Monterey) vs. pkgsrc

At Thu, 3 Mar 2022 15:10:31 +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger <> wrote:
Subject: Re: macOS 12.x (Monterey) vs. pkgsrc
> Let me expand a bit on this. The recommendation has been for many years
> to use libtool and most libraries follow that just fine. E.g.
> devel/libgetopt is a simple example. It's about the same amount of code,
> too...

Use of libtool is a non-starter, especially for me.

Comparing libtool's size to mk-files is apples vs. crates of oranges,
since mk-files does _all_ the rest of the build management as well as
the handling of shared libraries.

Libtool is actually an absurd amount of insanely complex code (though
even it pales in comparison to CMake), all of which barely does what is
really needed of it, especially for this scenario.

As Simon's mk-files show it's really not very difficult or complex
(especially in comparison to libtool) to support building and use of
shared libraries on any number of target platforms in the clean simple
way of BSD Makefiles.

					Greg A. Woods <>

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