Direct or indirect libdependencies (using the case)

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Tue Jun 8 09:31:43 UTC 2010

Quoting Alex Dupre <ale at> (from Tue, 08 Jun 2010 09:33:04 +0200):

> Alexander Leidinger ha scritto:
>>> How hard is it? What prevents us in doing it? Later we modify libtool
>>> upstream, later we could switch to record only direct dependencies.
>> You should talk with the libtool maintainer about libtool.
> Ah, you were all waiting for me to talk to libtool maintainer, you could
> tell me before :-)

Correct, sorry about not tellung you before. :)

I can tell you that he will not accept local modifications, which more  
or less comes down to testing it yourself and let others test it too,  
and then to convince the libtool authors to include it (maybe there is  
something we are not aware about, which prevents this).

>> Regarding the pkg-config stuff: you just have to determine which libs
>> are direct and which are indirect deps for a specific port, move the
>> indirect one into Libs.private, and then convince the upstream
>> maintainers to pick up this change.
> These are all "simple" steps. You haven't answered to "What prevents us
> in doing it?" If we haven't already done it, I bet there is a reason.

The subset of people which knew about the problem before was very  
small (me and IIRC pav@, maybe others too I do not know about). The  
subset of people which have time and interest to do something about  
this was the empty subset...

Now the number of people which know about it is bigger. Time will tell  
if the subset of people which do something about it is non-empty now...


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