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Re: How to convince maintainer to use --as-needed?

On Sat, 11 Feb 2012 11:38:23 Paul Wise wrote:
> The --as-needed flag is a workaround for buggy upstream build systems,
> IMO it should not be used unless the relevant build systems will not
> be fixed any time soon.

Seems like a typical case with GNOME project stuff.

Do you know if there are something what might contribute to potential problems 
with --as-needed, like outdated toolchain?

So far we're reluctant to use --as-needed where it may be beneficial because 
in theory it might break something. However what's the practical likehood of 

Do we know any particular example of --as-needed incompatibility to look into 
and analyse?


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