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Re: Issues with shared libgcc

On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 01:22:27AM -0600, David Starner wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 12:41:20AM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > Is anyone else following the discussion on gcc@gcc.gnu.org?  Does anyone
> > else have thoughts?
> >
> > I'm -exceedingly- tempted to go for -static-libgcc by default for shared
> > libraries which do not use C++.
> Why? I don't understand what the problem would be if we were to put libgcc
> in its own package in /lib. Most of the stuff on gcc@gcc.gnu.org has been
> "if I install my own gcc in an AFS-mounted directory, or in /usr/local"
> which isn't relevant to Debian. Enabling for -static-libgcc for shared
> libraries which don't use C++ (or Java, and I don't know how Ada and
> Objective C fit into all this) seems an easy way to get a lot of edge
> case bugs.

I am worried about upgrades; glibc would depend on this library.  I
don't have any specific fears unless they go changing ABI on us, but
it's Yet Another Thing which could break; I'm just trying to get them
to limit the shared case to where it is actually called for.


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