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Re: debian-installer and libraries

On Wed, 4 Dec 2002, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> Most of those are built from -pic libraries, which are reduced
> versions of the normal libraries.  It is impossible to know which
> functions are needed before the actual build of the boot media.
> So, yes, it is a bit inconsistent, but it's the only way.  (AFAIK, at
> least)

Would it be possible to reduce the libs at release build time?

i.e., let developers use the full libs during development and only
generate the -pic libs for releases, with an external mechanism so
developers get warned when they use stuff not in previous releases.

- Bruce

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