HEADS UP: Removal of libobjc from the base system

Scott Long scottl at samsco.org
Mon Apr 18 16:12:16 UTC 2011

On Apr 18, 2011, at 9:47 AM, Alexander Kabaev wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 06:37:10 -0700 (PDT)
> "Pedro F. Giffuni" <giffunip at tutopia.com> wrote:
>> --- 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 Yeah it's too outdated to be of any use.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
>> difference.
>> cheers,
>> Pedro.
> We do not have f2c in tree and it was disconnected from the build even
> longer than that.

Guess I was looking on an old system, sorry for the noise.


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