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Re: Allegro 5 review (Was: can somebody package libalfont ?)

On 18.07.2012 02:53, Guillem Jover wrote:
> Hi!
> On Sat, 2012-07-07 at 01:57:32 +0200, Tobias Hansen wrote:
>> Am 04.07.2012 00:59, schrieb Paul Wise:
>>> lots of warnings from dpkg-shlibdeps.
>> Building with -Wl,--as-needed flag now.
> Please take into account this is (most of the time) just working around
> the real problems in the build system. The correct fix is to track
> down why and where the unneeded libraries are being linked from. It
> could be that some of the dependencies wrongly leak libraries from a
> foo-config script, .la or .pc filess, the package build system is
> unneedingly linking against transitive dependencies, etc. The only
> case where --as-needed *might* be appropriate (after all the previous
> has been fixed) is with libraries that leak their transitive
> dependencies “by design”, like it's the case with gtk+ and friends.

It's just addon libraries that are linked against stuff that is required
by the main library anyway.

>>> lintian warnings:
>>> W: liballegro-image5.0: hardening-no-fortify-functions
>>> usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/liballegro_image.so.5.0.6
>>> W: liballegro5.0: hardening-no-fortify-functions
>>> usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/liballegro.so.5.0.6
>>> W: liballegro5.0: hardening-no-fortify-functions
>>> usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/liballegro_color.so.5.0.6
>>> W: liballegro-ttf5.0: hardening-no-fortify-functions
>>> usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/liballegro_ttf.so.5.0.6
>>> W: liballegro-acodec5.0: hardening-no-fortify-functions
>>> usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/liballegro_acodec.so.5.0.6
>> That are false positives as in #673112. I added lintian overrides.
> I'd think that if lintian is producing tons of false-positives then
> that should be fixed there, and not just overridden on every and each
> package.

Russ Allbery says in that bug report that the false positive is rarer
than another false positive they had and that they should be overridden.
So the lintian maintainers know of it. I can only reproduce (and have
overridden) two of the warnings by the way.

Best regards,

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