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Re: away_0.9.5+ds-0+nmu2_multi.changes ACCEPTED into unstable

On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 10:51:41AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 7:14 AM, Colin Watson wrote:
> > The usefulness of supporting --as-needed isn't because of Ubuntu.  It's
> > because switching --as-needed on across the board
> I think it would be better send all our upstreams patches for their
> build systems than to work around all the bugs in them. Lets be honest
> here, IIRC any use of --as-needed is a workaround for over-inflated
> DT_NEEDED and fixing those upstream benefits the wider free software
> community, which we pledged in Social Contract item 2.

Linking in the correct order is not a workaround; it's being correct.
Sufficiently portable upstreams already get it right since at least some
traditional Unix systems already required linking in the correct order,
so this is not a new thing.

I obviously have no objection to sending link-order patches upstream,
but realistically this sort of thing only gets fixed across the board if
driven by distributions, and the sensible way to track how far we've got
is to fix it in the distribution.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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