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Re: Debian patches

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: Debian patches
Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2010 11:13:56 +0100
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On 03/07/2010 09:42 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
Reuben Thomas wrote:
Could I get some clarification on whether there's any desire for an
acceptable version of my patch to allow libpcre to be linked at

I certainly like the idea.

So distros would exchange putting libpcre in /lib with putting libltdl in /lib (since using libdl is a no-no for upstream, but statically linking libltdl is a no-no for many distributions).

Secondarily, grep is not using libtool, and the advantages of adding it together with libltdl would have to be evaluated too (also WRT portability).

So, I won't strongly oppose that, but I think that overall Debian is much better served by its current small patch. It would have to be well weighed and should be an opt-in configure option anyway.


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