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Re: [gpsd-dev] chrpath dependency

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] chrpath dependency
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:15:58 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Greg Troxel <address@hidden>:
> > I tried that at one point. It made some distribution packagers very
> > unhappy.
> Was that Debian?   From the NetBSD viewpoint, chrpath is a hard
> dependency, because (as I understand it) without it either the
> in-work-tree versions will wrongly link against installed libs to run
> the test, or the installed versions will be wrong.
> Is the demand not to use chrpath becuase -R is banned anyway?
> Or something else?

I no longer remember who squawked.  Might have been the OpenWRT people,
but I'm not sure of that.
> One could make chrpath a hard dependency causing failure, unless someone
> passes chrpath=no.  That should make normal users not silently lose
> (output buried in the build is effectively silent), and let people that
> object to chrpath omit it easily.

Good idea.  Done, tested and pushed.
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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