[SCM] WebKit Debian packaging branch, debian/unstable, updated. debian/1.2.1-2-3-g1fe4d84
michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 00:03:35 UTC 2010
On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 19:47:20 -0400 Michael Gilbert wrote:
> 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.
oh, and there were some weird hacks in the rules file to workaround
an issue in the embedded version.
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