LD Changes To Implicit DSO Linking Update

Gerd Hoffmann kraxel at redhat.com
Tue Feb 16 14:57:52 UTC 2010

On 02/09/10 09:06, Richard Hughes wrote:
> On 8 February 2010 22:46, Kevin Kofler<kevin.kofler at chello.at>  wrote:
>> 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.
> I've been fixing upstream projects for weeks to build with
> --no-as-needed. The list of projects that fail to build should be much
> smaller now, especially for GNOME and Freedesktop stuff.

Well.  Even pretty fundamental GNOME stuff like gtk2-devel is still 
broken.  Look here:

[root at localhost ~]# pkg-config --libs gtk+-2.0
-pthread -lgtk-x11-2.0 -lgdk-x11-2.0 -latk-1.0 -lgio-2.0 -lpangoft2-1.0 
-lgdk_pixbuf-2.0 -lpangocairo-1.0 -lcairo -lpango-1.0 -lfreetype 
-lfontconfig -lgobject-2.0 -lgmodule-2.0 -lgthread-2.0 -lrt -lglib-2.0

-lX11 is missing (at least, maybe more).  Any gtk app using pkg-config 
to figure which libraries are required fails to build now.

I've seen a simliar issue with libpng (-lz missing) and I suspect tons 
of other *.pc files are broken too.


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