Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: source-changes
Date: 09/27/2000 13:43:30
On Wed, 27 Sep 2000, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> Module Name:	pkgsrc
> Committed By:	fredb
> Date:		Wed Sep 27 01:49:35 UTC 2000
> Modified Files:
> 	pkgsrc/x11/xforms: Makefile
> Log Message:
> Packages that use the shared lib really should be linked with libGL,
> but since none of the NetBSD packages which link in xforms seem to
> use the gl_{get,set}_canvas*() and gl_win*() functions, simply extend
> the present ELF hack to a.out, for now. That is, disable the shared
> {,x}forms library the hard way, by deleting it after installation.
> It stinks, I know. Close PR pkg/10560.

Plese immediatly revert this. You can NOT just rip out shared libraries.

Also, plese actually talk to someone who has worked on this before making
changes. We actually have shared libraries for xforms in our packages, and
if anything needs ripping out, it's the sillyness of trying to make shread
libraries from static ones, not the shared library itself.

Take care,