Re: question towards "freetype transition; improved library handling needed for all C/C++ packages"
I demand that Benjamin Mesing may or may not have written...
[snip; extra libraries included as parameters at link time]
> I believe my package is affected by the issues stated by Steve, depending
> on libraries which I do not directly use. Most of them are probably pulled
> in through the QT library I am depending on. [...]
> In this scenario how should I proceed? Steve's hints seem to apply mostly
> to library packages, and due to using qmake are not applicable for me
> anyways. Should I go with his last hint to use -Wl,--as-needed?
I'd say so. gxine uses this where supported in order to avoid unnecessary
direct linkage against libatk etc. (pulled in through libgtk2.0-dev's
pkgconfig file), although since I added this after 0.4.8, the current
official .debs have those unnecessary dependencies.
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