Reducing GNOME's dependency on older versions of libtool

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Sat Jun 19 10:18:47 PDT 2004

On Sat, 2004-06-19 at 07:38, Conrad J. Sabatier wrote:
> I've been upgrading some of my GNOME ports over the last few days, and
> have found that, in most cases, changing USE_LIBTOOL_VER=13 to
> USE_LIBTOOL_VER=15 does no harm whatsoever.

It does a lot more harm than you think.  A _lot_ more.  There is work
underway to remove the need for libtool13 as well as a lot of patches
and hacks used by the GNOME ports.

> I'm thinking perhaps an audit of the GNOME ports to determine which
> ones are still depending on older versions of libtool may be a good
> idea.  There *may* still be a few cases where bumping the requested
> version to 15 does cause problems, but for the majority where it
> doesn't, it would be nice to remove this dependency on the older
> libtool.

Don't waste your time.  This will all be sorted out in the near future.


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