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bug#9795: Disabling fortran (what's it for?)

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: bug#9795: Disabling fortran (what's it for?)
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:17:05 +0200

Hello Ryan,

* Ryan Schmidt wrote on Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 08:24:41AM CEST:
> Hello, I'm writing on behalf of the MacPorts project. In MacPorts, many users 
> (some of the tickets are listed below) have experienced a problem building 
> libtool, where the shared library libltdl.dylib doesn't get built. It took 
> awhile to identify that this was the problem, because the failure was silent; 
> the libtool port seemed to install successfully, but did not contain 
> libltdl.dylib, which caused various problems for other software down the 
> road. Once we added a check to the libtool port to prevent the installation 
> from completing if libltdl.dylib didn't get built, we were able to work out 
> that the common thread was the presence of a fortran compiler. Some users had 
> a fortran compiler installed at /usr/bin/gfortran; others had /usr/bin/g77 or 
> /bin/f77. While we find it an error for any 3rd-party package to have 
> installed files in those locations, since those are system directories, we 
> nevertheless have the situation that these packages do exist, so we have to 
> deal with them.

This is libtool < 2.0, right?

Please update.  We've fixed this years ago.


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