On Fri, 2003-03-14 at 15:38, Steve Langasek wrote: > On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 02:24:26PM +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote: > > > > > Look, no dep trawling... > > > > > virus lttest% objdump -p .libs/test | grep NEEDED > > > > NEEDED libb.so.0 > > > > NEEDED libc.so.6 > > > > Is it possible to get your patched version of libtool ? Also, are there > > > some hacks to achieve that with current libtool ? > > > Of course you may have the patch, especially if you plan to find out > > whether this does the right thing or not. > > > The patch does the following: > > > 1) If the OS is Linux then set link_all_deplibs to "no" rather than > > "unknown". Nothing else sets this to "no", so it should only > > change Linux behaviour. > > > 2) Don't set dependency_libs if link_all_deplibs is "no". This means > > that the dependency_libs line in the .la file will be empty, because > > the linker can handle it. It *ALSO* means that the dependency_libs > > line from .la files will not be considered when linking (ie you don't > > need to recompile everything on your system). > > > I'm almost positive this will break things, so be very very careful. > > Don't just apply this because you like the idea, if you're going to use > > this patch *ASSUME* your software will be broken, and test very very > > hard accordingly. > > From your description, it sounds like this will break anything trying to > use the .la file for the list of dependencies of the static lib. If this > is not the case, I don't see anything else that would be broken by such a > change. > Yeah it would :S unfortunately libtool doesn't really distinguish static and shared libraries until the last minute, might need to stick some code in so that dependency_libs is still dropped into the .la, but just not loaded if it's intending to link it as shared. Will give me something to do on the train home :-) Scott -- Scott James Remnant Have you ever, ever felt like this? Had strange http://netsplit.com/ things happen? Are you going round the twist?
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