[Buildroot] [PATCH v2] package/libtool: Reduce target package to libltdl only

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Mon Nov 26 10:12:42 UTC 2018

On 26/11/2018 10:38, Alexander Sverdlin wrote:
> Hi!
> On Mon Nov 26 10:28:29 2018 Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be> wrote:
>>    I guess the following doesn't work?
> But "." works (as it was working for glibc and gdb previously)...

 Indeed, but it's ugly.

 BTW: glibc?

 On second thought, maybe we should just remove the automatic inheritance for
_SUBDIR entirely.

 There are 15 host packages that set _SUBDIR.

 Of these, 6 are host-only (e.g. gcc) so the automatic inheritance is pointless.

 Of the remaining 9:
- 2 override only HOST_XXX_SUBDIR (asterisk, cxxtest).
- 1 has a different SUBDIR for host and target (gettext).
- 1 overrides HOST_XXX_SUBDIR back to its default (gdb).
- 1 defines both with the same value (icu).
- 4 actually use the inheritance (capnproto, libnspr, tcl, vim).

 So it hardly seems worth to have the automatic inheritance, if only 1/3 of its
occurences are actually useful.

>>    Ideally, the GPL-2.0+ part should also mention to what it applies. Like
>> HOST_LIBTOOL_LICENSE = GPL-2.0+ (libtool), LGPLv2.1 (libltdl)
>> (because I think libtool is the only thing that gets installed in
>> HOST_DIR, isn't it?)
> Last time I've checked libltdl was installed in HOST_DIR (I cannot tell if it's used or not right now).

 I meant: I think libtool is the only thing that gets installed in HOST_DIR and
is covered by GPL-2.0+.


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