To all port maintainers: libtool

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Thu May 8 19:34:16 UTC 2014

On Thu, 8 May 2014 00:24:20 +0200
Tijl Coosemans <tijl at> wrote:

> USES=libtool modifiers :keepla and :oldver.

You wasn't explicit, which may be beneficial for people which don't
have English as their first language...

Is it right that you tell everyone to replace "USE_AUTOTOOLS=YES" with
"USES=libtool:keepla:oldver" now?

And for ports with a large dependency chain behind you more or less
suggest to keep the modifiers until the ports tree is converted (let's
assume a port which is needed by all desktop environments, then we are
roughly speaking at about 3k ports or more which depend upon it, which
is close enough to "the ports tree" for this discussion ;-) )?


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