[Ffmpeg-devel] Shared libraries install script broken in cvs

Jacob Meuser jakemsr
Thu Dec 15 08:31:27 CET 2005

On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 01:52:12AM -0500, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2005 at 08:51:40PM -0800, Jacob Meuser wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 13, 2005 at 11:08:32AM -0000, M??ns Rullg??rd wrote:
> > > 
> > > Luca Barbato said:
> > > > Fran??ois Revol wrote:
> > > >
> > > >>
> > > >> a) that's platform-dependant
> > > >
> > > > Symlinks were present even before. Usually anyway they should be created
> > > > by ldconfig or equivalent means.
> > > 
> > > ldconfig doesn't like being run as non-root.  It is customary for make install
> > > to create the links.
> > 
> > it is customary for _libtool_ to install symlinks.  if you want to start
> > adding symlink kludges, why not go all the way and start using
> > autoconf/automake/libtool?
> I seriously hope you are not serious and also that you're not
> trolling, just naive and misguided. Autosh*t is an abomination, and
> libtool is the worst of them all. This has been discussed to death
> countless times before; read the archives if you care.

sorry if my attempt at sarcasm went over your head.

however, symlinking libraries in such a way is imo libtool wannabe

I do not know of any build tool other than libtool that does such a
thing (because I very much dislike such nonsense, so I do notice when
it happens), but feel free to show me an example of one that does.

btw, I am subscribed to all the autotools lists (procmail forwards
the messages to the 'autohell' mbox) and do occassionally provide
patches for those "abominations".  just because I'm a bit masochistic
in my understanding that they are not going away does not mean I
wish 7k lines of shell and dependencies on nonstandard m4 and perl
to spread to every software project.  fact is, I probably abhor the
stuff more than even you, Rich.

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