On 01/06/2012, at 2:42, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
>> I do think we should provide something in ports as an interim solution.
>> There are other 3rd party applications looking to drop FreeBSD support
>> because we are missing APIs that almost all other OS's have.  I'm fine
>> if the interim lives in ports and that we don't import substandard
>> routines into the base.  I would even be fine with calling it
>> /usr/local/lib/libm_inaccurate.so.  However, I do think we need an option.
> I think it should be called libm.so.  Otherwise we have to do a serious 
> editing job on the Makefiles/configure scripts.
> sed -E 's/[[:<:]]-lm[[:>:]]/-lm_inaccuarate/'
> might have some false positives and false negatives.  (Did I even get the sed 
> syntax correct?)

Another option would be to put it in base but bleat about it if it's actually 
used (like mktemp et al)

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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