LD Changes To Implicit DSO Linking Update

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Mon Feb 8 22:46:02 UTC 2010

Roland Grunberg wrote:
> This is just an update to let maintainers know that the changes to
> LD outlined here :
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/ChangeInImplicitDSOLinking
> will be in fedora rawhide pretty soon.

As a result, you'll be causing dozens of FTBFS bugs just before the feature 
freeze. I think this is entirely the wrong time in the release cycle to do 
such a change, if it is done at all. (In fact, I still think we're breaking 
backwards compatibility for no good reason, and in addition, the combination 
of this "feature" and our distrowide packaging policy which dictates 
removing .la files causes massive amounts of API incompatibility with 
upstream projects. It's sad that FESCo rushed this through within seconds 
with only one -1 vote (mine), entirely ignoring my strong objections and 
seemingly unaware of the number of affected packages (which surprised even 
me, it's even worse than I had expected), and that any attempt to discuss 
this further was met with "we've already moved on to the next feature".)

        Kevin Kofler

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