[MacPorts] #46635: libtool: update to 2.4.5; use xz

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Tue Feb 3 01:16:26 PST 2015

#46635: libtool: update to 2.4.5; use xz
  Reporter:  ryandesign@…  |      Owner:  larryv@…
      Type:  update        |     Status:  new
  Priority:  Normal        |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports         |    Version:  2.3.99
Resolution:                |   Keywords:  haspatch
      Port:  libtool       |

Comment (by larryv@…):

 Replying to [comment:2 ryandesign@…]:
 > Using xz results in a smaller distfile download, and xz and its
 > dependencies don't currently depend on libtool. However, it's possible
 > one of them may at some point need to depend on libtool. For example,
 > it was requested that gettext should depend on libtool in #38878. So
 > maybe it is safer to stick with a distfile format that does not depend
 > on another MacPorts port to be extracted. Perhaps a future version of
 > MacPorts will be bundled with its own copy of the xz utils, as
 > discussed recently on the mailing lists, and then it wouldn't be
 > a problem.

 Usually I’m all for using xz, but in this case I think we should stay on
 the safe side. It’s been all too easy in the past for someone (read: me)
 to accidentally introduce circular dependencies involving Autotools.

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