git: libdl -- Stub libdl.

Chris Turner c.turner at
Sat Dec 31 12:51:10 PST 2011

On 12/31/11 04:23, Venkatesh Srinivas wrote:
> This adds a stub libdl with no subroutines, so that the
> configure scripts pass. The dl* routines are automatically available via
> libc.

This one bit me just 2x days ago, so believe me,
I'm aware of the issue -

However, isn't the correct approach to fix the broken packages?

I do understand this is a widespread problem that creates a lot of
maintenance overhead w/r/t packages - however, getting in touch
with people using linuxisms (or SunOS-isms, or ...isms, ...) and
notifying them that "hey, we are a community, we want to use
your software, and yes, you *should* code portably" seems like
a better way to engage the overall issue.

That being said, I'm sure there will be enough other
fixes for other *isms to keep all of us busy and provide
plenty of community engagement.

So idk - maybe this is just a 2c. I'm still 60%/40% 'nay'


- Chris

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