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Re: linking of indirect dependencies (dependency_libs) on Linux

From: Steve Langasek
Subject: Re: linking of indirect dependencies (dependency_libs) on Linux
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 05:01:35 -0700
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Hi again,

Is there no one out there who can answer this question from my mail of last
week, or was the message simply drowned out in the flood of spam on the
list? :)

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

On Thu, Jul 21, 2005 at 03:07:35AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:

> Last March, Scott James Remnant put together a patch which fixed libtool to
> not gratuitously add indirect library dependencies to the linker line when
> doing shared linking on Linux.  I was distraught to learn from him just
> yesterday that this patch was never actually accepted upstream.  We've been
> using it to good effect for the past year in Debian, and I was fully under
> the impression that I could look forward to this change streamlining our
> Debian development processes as more and more software began to use it
> upstream, reducing the need to recompile software linked to libraries it
> shouldn't have been linked to.  Evidently, this is not the case.

> I can find only one very short thread
> <>
> about this patch in the libtool-patches archive, which doesn't appear to
> include much discussion.  Can someone explain to me what the rationale was
> for rejecting this patch, so that I can address those reasons?

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