bugDDD - Bugs: bug #27945, control over including libelf


bug #27945: control over including libelf

Submitted by:  Alex Schuster <wonkothesane>
Submitted on:  Thu 05 Nov 2009 12:01:17 PM UTC  
Category:  Build Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  3.3.12-rc1

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Thu 05 Nov 2009 12:01:17 PM UTC, original submission:  

Hi there,

I am not sure if this is considered a bug. I am a Gentoo user, everything is built from source there. So it's important to know the dependencies of a package. For ddd, elfutils is not in the dependency tree, because it also builds fine without it. But if it is available anyway, ddd does link to libelf.

So, when cleaning up unneeded packages, Gentoo lists elfutils as a package nothing depends on, but then realizes that the ddd binray links to libelf nevertheless, and complains.

This is no serious problem, but it's not nice as well, giving the users some confusing output.

So, a solution might be some --with[out]-elf switch for the configure script to control usage of libelf. I do not know what libelf is being used for, what is needed instead if it if not available, and if there also should be a switch for that.

Alex Schuster <wonkothesane>


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