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Re: [Bug-readline] making shared link failures fatal

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: [Bug-readline] making shared link failures fatal
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2011 06:19:04 -0400

On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 2:03 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 1:47 PM, Chet Ramey wrote:
>> On 3/25/11 2:55 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
>>>> The question is whether or not a failure to build the shared version of
>>>> readline should cause the build to fail, even if the static library is
>>>> created successfully.
>>> i cant see how ignoring the shared link is sane anymore.  what
>>> reasonable OS doesnt use shared libraries anymore ?
>> That doesn't have anything to do with it.  If I've made a mistake in
>> shobj-conf or shlib-install, should that kill the build?  It's ok if
>> your answer is "yes," and I'm open to the discussion.
> i think it should die.  otherwise, i imagine some people wont notice.
> if they're installing by hand, they'll probably clobber the old files
> (headers/static), and could possibly continue using the old shared
> library.  if they're installing via a package manager, the guy taking
> care of that can easily include the patch so that the end person never
> notices.

some further thoughts ... i'm not aware of another package of the top
of my head that has this behavior, and it hasnt been an impediment to
their usage.  plus, if people really want the "ignore the failure and
do it anyways" aspect, they always have make's -k option available to

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