HEADS UP: devel/gnu-libtool is scheduled for removal in less than 2 weeks

Ade Lovett ade at freebsd.org
Tue May 23 08:05:19 UTC 2006

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On May 23, 2006, at 09:43 , Peter Jeremy wrote:
> Unfortunately, this means that libtool's handling of shared library
> dependencies is currently broken because libtool is missing a
> necessary FreeBSD patch (see ports/94826).  This patch has been
> rolled into the GNU version but the update hasn't been imported yet.

That applies to both devel/libtool15 and devel/gnu-libtool though, so  
is something of a non-sequitur for the issue at hand (chunking gnu- 
libtool in favor of libtool15).

It remains to be seen whether there will be another libtool 1.5.x  
release, or whether things will be concentrated on the upcoming  
libtool 2.0 (which gives me the willies just thinking about it).

I'm hoping that there will be a final fixup 1.5.x release, at which  
point devel/libtool15 will be appropriately updated (though of  
course, that won't help any other ports that use their own packaged  
versions of libtool).

The patch in 94826 is sitting in one of my tinderbox trees, and I  
will likely look at it, and a bunch of other autotools-related  
issues, upon my return from Europe -- the past few months at $ORK  
have been just insane...

- -aDe

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