libiberty revisited

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Wed Mar 5 14:55:41 PST 2003

On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 06:03:48PM +0000, James Iwanek wrote:
> just looked at the libiberty user guide and i think we really should still
> be installing the libiberty files, the exert from the libiberty user guide
> and link below should back this up:
> For your own projects, an approach which offers stability and flexibility is
> to include libiberty with your code, but allow the end user to optionally
> choose to use a previously-installed version instead. In this way the user
> may choose (for example) to install libiberty as part of GCC, and use that
> version for all software built with that compiler. (This approach has
> proven useful with software using the GNU readline library.) 

No one has yet stepped up to the challenge that I offered here:-

Unless someone can nominate a legitimate package that *depends* on an
already installed libiberty then it should die IMHO.

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