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RE: [patch/rfc] setting version type based on vendor

From: Duft Markus
Subject: RE: [patch/rfc] setting version type based on vendor
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 07:46:56 +0100


Ralf Wildenhues <> wrote:
> Hello Mike,
> Please post patches to the libtool-patches list in the future, thanks.
> * Mike Frysinger wrote on Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 09:48:52AM CET:
>> i dont know if there's a policy on this, but we've been treating the
>> shared libraries in the Gentoo/FreeBSD port like Linux shared
>> libraries.  we control this based upon the vendor field in the
>> toolchain tuple. 
> I have no problem with this, other than: the fact that it may create
> an incompatible switch-over point for gentoo users, and the unwary
> may be expecting for her libraries, built on gentoo, could be usable
> on other (gasp!) FreeBSD (-like) systems, and also that GNU/FreeBSD
> distributions other than gentoo (if there are any) should not be
> discriminated against.  At least with GNU/Linux, the vendor field is
> completely useless -- what about spin-offs of Gentoo for example,
> what do they use? 
> What do the others think?

I'm running a gentoo/alt-prefix inside Interix on Windows, which i think could 
also be titled gentoo, but for sure does not behave fully like linux :)

Cheers, Markus

> Cheers,
> Ralf
>> 2008-02-16  Diego Pettenò  <address@hidden>
>>      * libltdl/m4/libtool.m4: Treat Gentoo/FreeBSD shareds libs as Linux.

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