[pacman-dev] [PATCH 0/5] Use more auto in autotools

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Jun 26 09:19:11 EDT 2013

On 26/06/13 23:14, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 26.06.2013 15:02, schrieb Allan McRae:
>> On 26/06/13 22:47, Thomas Bächler wrote:
>>> Am 26.06.2013 07:01, schrieb Allan McRae:
>>>> One reason for this is that
>>>> we needed to patch ltmain.sh to properly handle -Wl,-as-needed, because
>>>> the Arch package maintainer refused to do so unless upstream accepts!
>>> So, you are patching ltmain.sh in pacman, because you refused to patch
>>> libtool in Arch to work properly with Arch?
>>> https://www.archlinux.org/packages/core/x86_64/libtool/ -> Maintainer
>> Yes - one project I am upstream in, the other I am not.
> You complained above that the Arch Linux package maintainer for libtool
> refused to fix it in Arch. Since you are the package maintainer, and
> this is a global problem for Arch, why don't you fix it there? Is it
> really a better choice to fix every package instead of just patching
> libtool?

There might have been an element of humour intended in my complaint
about the Arch package maintainer...

Anyway, I refuse to use any (non-trivial) patch that has not been
accepted by upstream in an Arch package.  Especially given such patches
have been floating around for 8 years.

However, I consider overlinking in pacman to be critical as it makes
soname bumps much more prone to breakage.   Given I am upstream here, I
can make the decision to include such a patch.


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