What next?

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Thu Jun 2 00:38:32 UTC 2005

Mike Hearn (mike at navi.cx) said: 
> > libtool.. bigger question. But we can get pkg-config to do this right if we
> > spend 2 days on it.
> This was already discussed on xdg-list and by James Henstridge. Pkg-config
> and libtool aren't broken, they do this for portability. The GNU linker
> doesn't need you to enumerate every library in the image but some
> (unbelievably) do. 
> Pkg-config files can't contain --as-needed directly because it's not
> portable also. 

Whyever on earth not?

The upstream distributed pkg-config files, sure.

But if you have a local pkg-config file for the current linker,
the vagaries of the Solaris linker are completely irrelevant.


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