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Re: Multiple -rpaths

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Multiple -rpaths
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2008 22:30:03 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Hello Dan, Tim,

* Dan Nicholson wrote on Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 08:32:57PM CET:
> On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 9:24 AM, Tim Mooney wrote:
> >
> > I thought the reason that distros remove .la files is because some distro
> > vendors feel that libtool often establishes direct link dependencies that
> > aren't needed, and those direct dependencies can cause headaches during
> > upgrades?
> I think this is a big one.

Ah, yes, I forgot about that issue when writing the reply; sorry.

> Mandriva has a wiki page that has collected
> a lot of information on this topic:
> They are apparently using a patch from Debian to keep libtool from
> linking all dependencies:

If the patch would not break some valid use cases (e.g., having indirect
uninstalled libtool libraries), then it could be integrated upstream,

OTOH, the --as-needed approach is workable for many cases, too (except
some dlopen scenarios where you want some dependencies to be present
that would not otherwise be needed).


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