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Re: libtool, OS X, and GNU ranlib

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: libtool, OS X, and GNU ranlib
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 21:04:18 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-08-09)

* Bob Friesenhahn wrote on Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 08:21:32PM CEST:
> On Thu, 10 Sep 2009, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> >
> >IMHO, people installing to /usr need to know what they are doing.
> s/need to/should/g


> >Enabling --program-prefix=g with --prefix=/usr would be quite a surprise
> >for everyone else who is otherwise familiar with GCS, so I'd prefer not
> >to go that way.
> Right.  I think that it is better for libtool to error out during
> configuration if it detects that the user would be destroying the
> Apple version.

Yes.  Be sure to not error out in the case that the smart user is cross
compiling for another system from Darwin, or intends to DESTDIR-install
to a staging area, or similar use case that *they* might know to be
sensible but *we* may not.  A warning is of course prudent.  But just to
drive the point home again: this issue is not a bug in Libtool, it is a
user error.  We do not need to fix it.


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