LD Changes To Implicit DSO Linking Update

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at redhat.com
Tue Feb 9 15:48:26 UTC 2010

On Tuesday 09 February 2010 16:38:52 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Richard Hughes wrote:
> > I've been fixing upstream projects for weeks to build with
> > --no-[add]-needed. The list of projects that fail to build should be much
> > smaller now, especially for GNOME and Freedesktop stuff.
> 1. But have those fixes been applied in the Fedora packages? At least
> NetworkManager is now failing to build due to this "feature" having been
> rushed in just before the freeze, so that's at least one package which
> didn't get fixed in Fedora yet.
> 2. GNOME and freedesktop.org form only a small part of the Fedora package
> collection.
> I really don't see why this change can't at least wait for F14! Breaking
>  the build of half of the distro the day of the feature freeze is
>  completely unacceptable. The change should get reverted for F13 and put
>  into Rawhide after F13 gets branched.
> (I still oppose the feature altogether, but postponing it to F14 would at
> least give packagers time to fix their packages.)

Kevin, +1 ...

Such big change in day of feature freeze! Maybe we need "layered" freezes - 
like do not touch essential components few weeks before freeze and thus let 
packagers to do their work while there are finishing it - and they need 
something stable under not to fix new issues...

Don't let this as I'm flaming against new features please!


>         Kevin Kofler

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