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inetutils-1.4.1: unnecessary libraries linked on Linux

From: Michael Deutschmann
Subject: inetutils-1.4.1: unnecessary libraries linked on Linux
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 23:59:41 -0700 (PDT)

(This problem actually has existed for many versions).

On my GNU/Linux setup, the inetutils-1.4.1 build scheme links the libnsl,
libresolv and libz libraries into all applications.  It also includes
libm in ping.

None of those four libraries are actually needed for linking.  If I alter
ping's makefile to remove the "-lm", and build with "make LIBS=", it
compiles fine.

This is a mild annoyance for most of the inetutils programs.  But ping is
a special nuisance as it is customarily installed on the root partition.
I presently do not keep any of those four libraries in /lib, since no
other root-partition program requires them.

---- Michael Deutschmann <address@hidden>

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