--with-system-libtldl broken on stable

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Fri Oct 9 22:40:25 CEST 2009

Jakob Hirsch wrote:
> easy fix:

  Fixed, thanks.

> I'm not a expert in these things, so please excuse my dumb asking:
> Why does freeradius want to use his own libtool and libltdl? Are the
> ones out there that broken or is there any other reason?

  They are broken on many systems.  They are broken in weird and
wonderful ways.  So weird that you will start taking LSD just to feel
normal again.

  If you run into a system with a broken libltdl, just re-build
FreeRADIUS with the C compiler flag -DIE_LIBTOOL_DIE, and it will work.
 People have done this.

  The flag name is meaningless, of course.

> And are there disadvantages of using the ones included in FR? Debian
> seems to prefer the system's...

  The ones in FR work.  But they might be out of date.  They might not
work on some magical systems.  Magical, as in "the only copy of that OS
still running is in my friends basement, because he collects 35-year-old

  Alan DeKok.

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