Note for packages linking against GSL [ACTION NEEDED]

Jerry James loganjerry at
Tue Feb 24 15:25:09 UTC 2015

On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 10:46 PM, Orcan Ogetbil <oget.fedora at> wrote:
> Can you elaborate on this? gsl has plenty of other routines that have
> nothing to do with linear algebra. Is there a technical reason why you
> have to link to a BLAS if the code using gsl does not actually need a

The blas symbols are not weak, so they are undefined when linking an
application without a BLAS library.  See the output of "ldd -r
/usr/lib64/" on Rawhide.  Those symbols should be weak
instead.  That way, if an application doesn't use them, they don't
prevent linking without a BLAS library.
Jerry James

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