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Re: RFC: proposal for indirect deplibs

From: Albert Chin
Subject: Re: RFC: proposal for indirect deplibs
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 15:09:31 -0600
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On Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 10:19:44AM +0100, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Before Libtool version 2.2, the handling of inter-library
> dependencies has ignored the fact that some system linkers are smart
> enough to figure out the library dependencies of dependent libraries
> themselves, and always linked in all dependencies into the output.
> This has lead to subtle problems on such systems when dependent
> libraries are recompiled against different versions of its
> dependencies. Multiple versions of a library may be linked in the
> same output, resulting in a broken link.
> [ insert example from Scott ]

So, if we do what you want, libtool behaves different depending on the
platform. Is that really what we want?

albert chin (address@hidden)

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