HEADS UP: Removal of libobjc from the base system
Pedro F. Giffuni
giffunip at tutopia.com
Mon Apr 18 13:37:11 UTC 2011
--- On Mon, 4/18/11, Scott Long <scottl at samsco.org> wrote:
> > Yeah it's too outdated to be of any use.
> > IMHO, you can axe libf2c too...
> Honest question here, is there a newer version of libf2c
> that lives in ports and is adopted by people who use
> fortran? The one that I find in the base system seems
> to be a similar match to the one in ports/devel/f2c.
> Is the one in the base system a pain to maintain or
> otherwise holding back other work, or has it been made
> obsolete by something in ports? Is removing it from
> the base system anything more than just churn?
I am a moderate user of Fortran: when I need it I use
gfortran instead of f2c. lang/f2c is in the ports tree,
and the one port I made (tochnog) that actually depends
on libf2c uses the port, not the system library.
Considering we are not carrying fortran in base anymore,
it would seem logical to kill libf2c, but it must be said
the f2c port originates in netlib, I have no idea where
the GPL'd libf2c comes from or if there is any significant
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