Re: Bug#554694: FTBFS with binutils-gold
On Friday 06 November 2009 15:57:47 Brian Nelson wrote:
> >> Goldendict are built by qt4-qmake. I think that You should report
> >> about such projects in qt4-qmake package, because just qt4-qmake
> >> generates linker call command. I think that it is the same as packages
> >> which are under automake/autoconf.
> > There is no magic behind neither qmake nor autotools. They only link what
> > they are told to link.
> But only because qt4-qmake in Debian is patched to not follow library
> dependency chains when linking. I think that's the right thing to do
> and that this isn't qmake's bug, but it's disingenuous to imply qmake is
> not at fault at all when there is a conscious design decision behind it.
Yes. as it should be. but the patching of the .prl files to not follow linkage
is *not* the issue here. The issue here is that the software in question uses
XLib directly, and should actively link against it.