[PATCH, RFC] no LIBADD for convenience libraries

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sat Aug 20 14:04:20 BST 2005

Adeodato Simó wrote:
>  Is there a chance of having a libtool with pruning support for KDE 4,
>  even if upstream does not integrate it in time? IOW, would you be
>  willing to accept a patch early in the KDE 4 development cycle?

As coolo said, no. We'd rather drop it completely, since ELF is much less 
complex than libtool makes us believe.

>  The --as-needed feature is marked as experimental by upstream, or so I
>  am told, and although this will presumably change in the future, there
>  may be reasons that force some distribution not to use it, so it'd be
>  great to have a second method to remove spurious dependencies from
>  binaries.

For a time we had it on by default, but it made debugging more difficult. 
Packagers are supposed to use --enable-new-ldflags.

Some distributions turn the flags on by default on gcc's spec file.

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