[Buildroot] [PATCH] libtool: Make libltdl a separate package

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Mon Nov 12 08:06:42 UTC 2018


Thomas, Alexander, Arnout, All,

On 2018-11-11 23:15 +0100, Arnout Vandecappelle spake thusly:
> On 11/11/2018 22:17, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> > On Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:06:46 +0100, Alexander Sverdlin wrote:
> >> This will save megabytes on the target filesystem if target packages only
> >> require libltdl part of libtool.
> > In fact, I don't think we need the full libtool on the target at all,
> > so perhaps we should just change the existing libtool package in its
> > target variant to only install libltdl ?
[--SNIP--]
>  I agree. If anybody needs the rest of libtool, then we can add an option like
> BR2_PACKAGE_LIBTOOL_FULL or _TOOLS or something like that,

Agreed.

> similar to e.g.
> libcurl (where BTW curl was originally a separate package but we merged it).

Exceot that, because of that legacy, curl is a bad example, as the
option is badly named.

A better exaple would be libcap (_TOOLS) or gnutls (_UTILS).

I would favour the _TOOLS suffix, even though we have both in tree.

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

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