[Mesa-dev] [PATCH] build: remove script compatibility symlinks

Jonathan Gray jsg at jsg.id.au
Thu Jun 20 18:45:13 PDT 2013

On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 04:00:04PM -0600, Brian Paul wrote:
> On 06/20/2013 03:32 PM, Dave Airlie wrote:
> >On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 2:28 AM, Jonathan Gray <jsg at jsg.id.au> wrote:
> >>The symlinks for compatibility with old scripts assumes
> >>sysv shared library versioning and breaks other systems.
> >>
> >>For example OpenBSD uses sunos 4 style .so.major.minor
> >>versioning so the targets with ln will fail.
> >>
> >>Fixes bug 63269.
> >>
> >
> >totally nak.
> Yeah, I don't want to loose this feature either.
> >My fix you mean avoids?
> >
> >A lot of developers use this feature, I do wonder if maybe we can move
> >it behind a configure switch though as I think it also causes some
> >rpaths to be emitted that I think distro packages would like to avoid.
> We could certainly be smarter about whether to make the links or how
> they're made.  I'd rather pursue that.

Perhaps it is enough to glob the ln calls so the .patch part
is never explicitly referenced.  The additional symlinks to
the library won't always make sense on non linux systems but
at least mesa would actually build again then.

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