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Re: libtool, OS X, and GNU ranlib

From: Tim Rice
Subject: Re: libtool, OS X, and GNU ranlib
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 15:54:58 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 1 Oct 2009, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

> Excuse this top-post.  I continue to believe that this "user error" should be
> explicitly prevented (by a hard configure error) and that very few people will
> notice a warning message while configure is running.
> >     Warn on darwin if install will overwrite /usr/bin/libtool
> >     * Add warning.

I would wonder why /usr/bin/libtool is writable by a user.
Or why one would build software as root. I can't remember the
last time I had to build a package as root.

*nix has a long history of allowing someone to "shoot themselves in
the foot" so to speak. So if it needs anything, a warning
should be sufficient.

Tim Rice                                Multitalents    (707) 887-1469

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