Re: [xml/sgml-pkgs] Re: Build failure: cannot find -lz
On Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 08:27:58PM +0200, Mike Hommey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 11:16:30AM -0700, Steve Langasek <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 07:45:53PM +0200, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> > > A number of applications currently fail to build with something like:
> > > | sparc-linux-gnu-gcc -g -O2 -o .libs/ots ots.o ../src/.libs/libots-1.so /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so /usr/lib/libxml2.so -ldl -lz -lm /usr/lib/libpopt.so
> > > | /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lz
> > > In bug #378494, filed on one of these packages (ices2), Julien Cristau
> > > first claims "this -lz comes from libxml2's .la file, which libtool
> > > uses to link ices2. This could be fixed by libxml2-dev depending on
> > > zlib1g-dev again, or not installing libxml2.la (which would probably
> > > be better in the long term, but risks breaking existing packages)."
> > > He later adds, "Actually, relibtoolizing ices2 (with the Debian libtool)
> > > seems to be enough to fix this."
> > > Should I file individual bugs on these packages or one grave bug on
> > > libxml2.
> > One grave bug on libxml2, please. The common case of linking against
> > libxml2 using libtool is now broken, for no discernable reason. This is
> > irresponsible library maintenance; it shouldn't be left to the maintainers
> > of all the *other* packages to make this work again, particularly when we
> > have freeze deadlines we want to be hitting...
> Actually I want to remove the .la files...
(Which would require much more work than fixing libtool in a few
packages. Well, okay, it's still more work than adding zlib1g-dev in