[RFC] Use glib-2.0 exclusively
pebender at san.rr.com
Wed Aug 25 19:05:23 PDT 2010
On 8/24/2010 5:46 PM, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> * Tollef Fog Heen<tfheen at err.no> schrieb:
>> ]] Dan Nicholson
>> | Not a big deal to me. Let's see if anyone else feels strongly about it.
>> Nobody seems to have screamed about the idea of dropping the bundled
> Aehm, wait a minute!
> If you drop the bundled glib and then move to glib2, pkg-config will
> be _NOT_ crosscompilable anymore (since its dependencies aren't).
With some pain, I believe one can cross compile glib2. I cross compile
it when building MiniMyth. While I must go though some slight gyrations
to cross compile both glib2 (due to some of its configure rules) and its
dependency pcre (due to a need for some native bins being used during
build), it can be done.
When cross compiling, I expect pain. I do want it and I curse it when it
occurs. However, after some pain, I have developed a few techniques that
get me around the pain. I suspect that this is true for other that cross
compile as well.
I would love not to have this pain. However, I am not sure that I would
continue to bundle an old and obsolete package in a package that I
maintained because it could save someone this pain. After all, so many
packages I need to cross compile cause me this pain. Therefore, working
around it feels almost natural.
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