libiberty.{a,h} again..

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Fri Feb 14 15:22:13 PST 2003

On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 11:54:37AM -0600, Tushar Teredesai wrote:
> Greg Schafer wrote:
> >Can anyone put up a good case why we should keep libiberty? The fact that
> >both gcc and binutils install libiberty.a is a bug in both packages IMHO.
> > 
> >
> Yep, based on the link you sent it seems the lib is not needed. Would 
> the gcc and binutils maintainers accept patches that disable the 
> installation of libiberty.a?

Tush, no idea. You'd have to ask them :)  I suspect there is politics
involved. The lib is shared between gcc, binutils, gdb and who knows what
else. The top level of those build systems seems to be controlled by some
mystical cabal. But "rm /usr/lib/libiberty.a" is easy.

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