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Re: Minimizing ld dependencies with --as-needed

On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 03:09 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 01, 2005 at 12:53:27PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > Le vendredi 01 avril 2005 à 02:34 -0600, Ron Johnson a écrit :
> > > What are the opinions of d-d's of --as-needed?
> > > http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=17287
> > > According to this thread, the number of dependencies can sometimes
> > > be slashed drastically.
> > I'm moving all my packages to use it.
> Please don't.  Last I knew, this option was still labelled *experimental*
> upstream -- there's no possible damage that stray lib dependencies can do to
> sarge that competes with the certain damage of having *missing* library
> dependencies.

And since these are (always?) dependencies on shared objects,
these libraries never get used, except to say, "Here I am!",

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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