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Re: Should we distribute libltdl?

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: Should we distribute libltdl?
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 17:51:02 -0800
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Hi Marius,

I think this is more a question for libtool folks.
My opinion:  the more impediments to installation that there are
results in more folks deciding that it isn't worth the bother.
I really hate downloading a package only to find that there's
a bunch of other stuff to find, download and install first.

Regards, Bruce

On Monday 07 March 2005 05:09 pm, Marius Vollmer wrote:
> Hi,
> we currently distribute a copy of libltdl as part of guile-core and
> install it when libltdl is not already found in the system.
> I think this is wrong since libltdl belongs to libtool and should be
> installed by libtool and not by any number of programs that use it.
> We do not distribute libgmp although we rely on it and we shouldn't
> distribute libltdl although we rely on it.
> I had the concrete problem that I couldn't do a "make distcheck"
> without prior "make install" on a system where in fact libltdl was not
> available.  But even if this is due to some bugs in the way that we
> use libltdl, I think we should just treat libltdl as any other
> external library.
> It makes installing Guile slightly harder, but the behavior of Guile
> is in fact simpler.
> Opinions?
> (I have committed the removal of libltdl already.)

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