What to do with “Fix FTBFS with ld --as-needed” bugs ?
Le Sun, Dec 05, 2010 at 02:57:53PM +0100, Matthias Klose a écrit :
> Package: samtools
> Version: 0.1.12a-1
> Tags: patch
> User: email@example.com
> Usertags: ld-as-needed
> patch at
thank you for your patch.
I do not know that to do with it since I have difficulties to understand the
context. It is a patch for Ubuntu but it is usertagged with the Debian GCC's
team email. I have a couple of questions, and since some of them may be of
general interst, I am copying debian-devel.
- Is there a timeline in which the package in Debian will stop to build from
source if the patch is not applied ?
- I do not understand what problem the patch solves when reordering ‘-lm -lz
-L.. -lbam’ to ’-L.. -lbam -lm -lz’. It seems that it is related to the use
of --as-needed. Is there a general explanation somewhere, that I can use
when forwarding the patch upstream ?
- Does such a change represents some best practice that we should put forward
for our uptreams to be aware of, for instance in http://wiki.debian.org/UpstreamGuide ?
Have a nice day,
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan