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Re: Patch to add libtool support

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Patch to add libtool support
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 06:47:46 -0400
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On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 02:58:52AM -0400, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> Hi,
>       I've added support for building ncurses using libtool.  The patches

I've considered doing that - will review your patch - but only as a
configure option, since libtool has its own limitations.  Thanks (at
least this will force me to look more closely - I ignored the first
versions of libtool because they definitely did _not_ port).

>       I've also added two new options to configure: --with-manpage-tbl,
> which causes the manpages to be preprocessed by tbl(1) prior to installation,

yes - I understand that NetBSD (unlike other man programs) does not for some
reason run tbl.

> and --without-curses-h, which causes the installation process to install
> curses.h as ncurses.h and make appropriate changes to headers and manpages.
> I've found these to be useful options for building using NetBSD pkgsrc.

Actually I recommend <ncurses/curses.h>, since it breaks fewer programs.
(But one more option won't hurt much).
>       The patches below are relative to the 5.1 sources.  I would like
> very much to see them integrated into the main tree.  I know how difficult
> it is to figure out how shared libraries are built on different platforms.
> My solution, to provide a way to do it with libtool, allows libtool to
> encapsulate the knowledge on how to make the shared libraries.
>       I wasn't able to run autoconf, so the changes I made to
> aclocal.m4 and configure.in are untested, but I made the appropriate
> adjustments to configure directly, and the changes do work.


Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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