introducing brockenboring

Roberto H. Alsina ralsina at
Wed Jun 25 16:25:32 BST 2003

Is it just me, or KDE now has the most complex building thingamajig ever? ;-)

On Wed, Jun 25 2003 at 05:19:32pm +0200, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> Hi!
> Currently our kdeinit support in the Makefiles lack
> as the kdeinit modules are installed in parallel to
> a binary linking against these modules. This has
> some drawbacks:
> 1. glibc's ldconfig doesn't cache DSOs that don't 
>   match the lib*.so* pattern, so starting konqueror
>   won't be able to use the cache to find
> 2. (more important) this doesn't work at all on non-ELF
>   systems (have you asked who the hell is using non-ELF
>   these days? Mac OS X does)
> Benjamin Reed once tried to get am_edit to create a
> shared library per KLM and then link both the KLM and 
> the binary to it. As he failed, he tried the same for unsermake.
> Problem with unsermake is: automake users will fall behind
> without kdeinit support at all.
> So we made a short brain storm session today and came up
> with the following idea: install a kdeinit module only and create
> in bin a link to a binary that will be kdeinit without kdeinit:
> "one binary to rule them all".
> So here is the patch to do exactly that: introducing brockenboring
> Greetings, Stephan
> P.S. DSO == dynamic shared object, 
>        KLM == kdeinit loaded module

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