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Re: new module 'ldd'

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: new module 'ldd'
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 16:48:58 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 12 Jan 2006, Bruno Haible wrote:

Note on some systems (GNU/Linux/GCC for example) there is
a trade-off to make wrt. fast-install

Being a developer, I'm asking to make the trade-offs in favour of the
developer's comfort, i.e. optimized for "make", "gdb", and "make check",
at the expense of a slower "make install" :-)

Your bias is obvious. :-)

From the non-developer standpoint, the objective is to configure and
install the package as quickly as possible and libtool has historically substantially slowed down this process. Libtool 2.0 will be a big improvement in this regard. Is it really worthwile to penalize the build/install times for many people for the convenience of the package developer? On source-based systems like Gentoo, every bit of build efficiency counts.

So, no, I don't acknowledge that as bug, but as (necessary) limitation.

glibc systems are the platforms on which most of us are developing. Isn't
it worth to optimize libtool for these platforms?

Speak for yourself. :-)

Is there any significant use of glibc other than Linux? If everyone was using Linux we would not need libtool at all!

Bob Friesenhahn
address@hidden, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,    http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/

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