libtool shared

Michael Powell nightrecon at
Sun Jun 28 23:09:10 UTC 2009

alexus wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Michael Powell<nightrecon at>
> wrote:
>> alexus wrote:
> company policy not too use ports, any other suggestions?

Change this company policy as it is unproductive. Sounds like something 
implemented by those lacking experience with FreeBSD. 

The time port maintainers have spent developing patch sets that ensure an 
easy build and install is not being leveraged. The time you spend developing 
your own workarounds to build software with the various autotools is more 
waste, you are duplicating efforts already made by others. The amount of 
time and effort you will spend when it comes time to update is effort 
wasted, because now you are duplicating the efforts of others yet *again*.

If the company policy is dictated by people who have no concept of how to 
manage efficient man-hour usage, and who will not listen when others have 
superior suggestions, your company has other problems besides it's lack of 
knowledge concerning FreeBSD.


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