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Re: DSO linking changes for wheezy

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 01:14:09AM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> On 14.11.2010 13:19, Julien Cristau wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 15:43:57 +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
>>> For wheezy I'm planning to change the linking behaviour for DSOs
>>> (turning on --as-needed and --no-copy-dt-needed-entries. The
>>> rationale is summarized in
>>> http://wiki.debian.org/ToolChain/DSOLinking. I would like to know
>>> about issues with these changes on some of the Debian ports, and if
>>> we need to disable one of these changes on some port.
>> --no-add-needed sounds like it'll cause a *lot* of build failures for no
>> particular gain.  I don't think it's a good idea.
> I think it is. Besides fixing potential bugs, else you'll never be able 
> to use gold as the linker. See the already filed bug reports.

This change is one I can agree with on technical grounds, though it
will cause a great deal of pain in the short term.  Have we got any
estimates on exactly how much breakage will result before the change
gets made?


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