[pacman-dev] [RFC] pactree rewrite in C

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Mon Oct 11 20:18:18 EDT 2010

On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 07:08:28PM -0500, Dan McGee wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 6:44 PM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> > One issue -- I'm not very familiar with autotools. When I build, pactree
> > in src/util is "compiled" into a shell script. The real binary seems to
> > be left behind src/util/.libs, and this doesn't seem to be the case for
> > the other binaries in the directory.
> No, this is exactly what is supposed to happen. This is actually
> libtool's doing. Otherwise, the binary would use the library from the
> system rather than the one built in the same source tree. Try an ldd
> on the generated lt-pactree binary after you run the shell script at
> least once and you'll see what is going on.
> Really, you got lucky and looked at the one binary that is *not* a
> shell script (vercmp). cleanupdelta, testdb and testpkg are definitely
> shell scripts, along with the pacman executable itself in src/pacman/.
> -Dan

Oh wow, don't I feel like a goof. Makes sense since vercmp is handled
differently in the Makefile as well. And this is all taken care of in
the install target. Awesome.

/me chugs on...


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