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Bug#375825: libxft-dev: xft-config --libs shouldn't include -lX11 -lfreetype -lz -lfontconfig -lXrender -lX11

On Wed, Jun 28, 2006 at 11:45:04 +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:

> There are spurious dependencies in the output of xft-config --libs:
> -lXft -lX11 -lfreetype -lz -lfontconfig -lXrender -lX11
> -lfreetype -lz -lfontconfig -lXrender are _not_ needed in -libs (since
> the Xft _interface_ doesn't need functions from these libraries) and
> just bring unneeded dependencies. They should be used only for linking
> libXft.so itself, and put in xft-config --libs --static (for static
> linking).
xft-config doesn't have a --static option, so it's kinda hard to know
what unexporting these libs would break.  People should use pkg-config
instead, with the provided xft.pc file, which fixes this issue (pending
the fix for #389831).
So IMO the fix for this bug is to move all xft-config users to
pkg-config, and to remove xft-config completely.


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