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

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Sun Nov 11 22:15:29 UTC 2018

On 11/11/2018 22:17, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.
>> Signed-off-by: Alexander Sverdlin <alexander.sverdlin at gmail.com>
> Thanks for this patch!
> 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 ?
> I see the following packages that have a dependency on target libtool:
>  - clamav
>  - nut
>  - pulseaudio
>  - unixodbc
> and all of them seem to have this dependency solely for libltdl.
> Peter, Yann, Arnout, thoughts ?

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


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