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bug #30299: Renaissance needs to link against needed libraries

Submitted by:  Yavor Doganov <yavor>
Submitted on:  Wed Jun 30 07:13:52 2010  
Category: LibrariesSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: BugStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: Open

Thu Jul 1 09:08:09 2010, comment #1:

Thanks Yavor

very useful feedback - this is related to bug #24109 (again, thanks for the suggestions in there!) in the sense that the current default behaviour of gnustep-make when linking libraries (all libraries, not just gnustep-gui or Renaissance) does not seem to be the best / what packagers are used to. ;-)

So I think I'd like to change gnustep-make so that, at least on GNU/Linux:

  • all libraries are linked with everything they depend on
  • we automatically use -Wl,--as-needed and -Wl,-z,defs

(We could make it internally easy to change inside gnustep-make so that we can have different behaviours on different platforms, and so that the behaviour can be changed with a ./configure switch or via a makefile variable).


Nicola Pero <nico>
Project Member
Wed Jun 30 07:13:52 2010, original submission:

This is most probably never a problem at runtime, because any app that uses Renaissance already links against libobjc, -base and -gui so the libraries are loaded before Renaissance needs them. However, it is causing us trouble in Debian because the release team cannot reliably determine that the renaissance package needs to be rebuilt during GNUstep transitions (because it doesn't link against GNUstep libraries, the librenaissance0 package doesn't pick the dependencies).

The attached patch has been in Debian for some time; I believe it is completely safe.

Yavor Doganov <yavor>


Attached Files
file #20857:  link-libs.patch added by yavor (471B - text/x-patch)


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