Re: Dependencies of -dev packages
On Mon, 24 Oct 2005, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 02:03:51PM +0200, Gabor Gombas wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 21, 2005 at 07:15:38PM +0200, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> > > Pretty please don't suggest that unless you first fix pkg-config.
> > > It's always linking in the libraries required for static linking
> > > even if you don't request it. See for instance bug #254290,
> > > which was closed, but didn't really do what the original patch
> > > did.
> > What needs fixing? I did not have time to guess what the completely
> > undocumented patch in #254290 does, so I did a little experiment:
> > $ pkg-config --libs a
> > -la -lb
> It should not link to libb if you only request it to link to
> liba. liba should have a DT_NEEDED for libb, and the linker
> should find the symbols liba needs from libb itself.
For dynamic linkage. Static, AFAIK, requires both libs. And here lies the
utter braindamage in pkg-config.
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