[SCM] WebKit Debian packaging branch, debian/unstable, updated. debian/1.2.1-2-3-g1fe4d84

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 23:47:20 UTC 2010

On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 17:48:03 +0200 Mike Hommey wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 01:43:30PM +0000, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> > The following commit has been merged in the debian/unstable branch:
> > commit 1fe4d849b45c080739c685336b18c820cc15c6a8
> > Author: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com>
> > Date:   Sun Jun 27 09:44:28 2010 -0400
> > 
> >     add libtool patch
> > 
> (snip)
> > +   * Use system libtool.
> Why?

using embedded tools is considered poor practice.  the version included
may not be very up to date, and won't be in sync with the version used
in the rest of the os.  also security updates won't propagate to the
embedded version.  of course, the consequences here are rather small
since webkit only uses libtool's build time features, so any window for
attack is small.

my basic argument is that its "the right thing to do", but if there is a
good argument "why not?", i'll be happy to revert the changes.


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