[MacPorts] #30914: dialog: add libdialog subport to install library and headers (was: dialog @1.1-20110707 (devel) +missing C headers)

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Thu Nov 3 03:09:33 PDT 2011

#30914: dialog: add libdialog subport to install library and headers
 Reporter:  adam@…         |       Owner:  jwa@…           
     Type:  defect         |      Status:  new             
 Priority:  Low            |   Milestone:                  
Component:  ports          |     Version:  2.0.1           
 Keywords:  haspatch       |        Port:  dialog          
Changes (by ryandesign@…):

  * keywords:  => haspatch


 The makefile isn't set up to do dynamic libraries so I'll leave that for
 another day. We'll make do with a static library for now.

 Here's a patch to add a libdialog subport which installs the libdialog
 library, library manpage, and headers. It also adds "installs_libs no" to
 the main port, and changes the main port's description, and adds a
 description for the subport. These descriptions could still be changed
 further, but at minimum I thought it was important that they differ from
 one another, and that it be clear to the user what the difference is
 between dialog and libdialog.

 The patch doesn't result in as efficient ports as might be possible with a
 bit more tweaking. Both dialog and libdialog will end up building both the
 dialog program and the libdialog library. They just differ in which parts
 they end up installing. This is wasteful of build time. But it doesn't
 take that long to build (only a minute on my 4-year-old Mac, with the
 universal variant). And if the user is on a system for which we have a
 buildbot (currently OS X 10.6 x86_64), then there is no overhead, since
 they'll be downloading a pre-built binary. So I think the patch is ok to
 commit as is and not spend further time and effort dissecting and patching
 the makefile.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/30914#comment:5>
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