libiberty revisited

James Iwanek chthon at chthon-uk.com
Wed Mar 5 16:05:35 PST 2003


James Iwanek wrote:

> Greg Schafer wrote:
> 
>> 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.)
>>> 
>>> http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/libiberty/Using.html
>> 
>> No one has yet stepped up to the challenge that I offered here:-
>> 
>>
>
http://archive.linuxfromscratch.org/mail-archives/lfs-dev/2003/02/0493.html
>> 
>> Unless someone can nominate a legitimate package that *depends* on an
>> already installed libiberty then it should die IMHO.
> 
> okey dokey:
> 
> from the above source ;-)
> 
> (This approach has proven useful with software using the GNU readline
> library.)
> 
>> 
>> Greg
> 

btw - as the installation of libiberty is usefull but not required we could
just mention that it can be removed and leave it up to the user to decide
....

-- 
Jay
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