On Wed, 2010-01-13 at 10:52 -0800, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > ----- "Jussi Lehtola" <jussilehtola@fedo...> wrote:
> > >
> > > So is --as-needed within the current default flags?
> > As far as I know, no. The default will still be --no-as-needed.
> That's correct. This change does not affect --as-needed at all.
> > The --as-needed flag will link libraries if
> > A) they define symbols required by object files
> > B) those symbols are still undefined when the library is checked
> That's correct. In other words, the libfoo.so DSO will only be used at
> runtime if the presence of -lfoo at link time actually had any effect on
> what symbols got resolved to what. But --as-needed is not really apropos
> in this thread.
OK, if RPM picks only the libraries that are actually used in
auto-requires, then there's no connection. Otherwise the situation would
be a whole lot different, since the requires might have some bloat.
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