failures when building X11 with libxcb-1.2

Simon Thum simon.thum at
Wed Mar 18 08:50:08 PDT 2009

Dan Nicholson wrote:
> Debian (and Ubuntu by proxy) has a patch that makes libtool only add
> needed libraries (i.e., those added on the command line) to the
> dependency_libs setting in .la files. Unfortunately, I think it still
> has a few corner case bugs that make it not upstream acceptable. I
> think this is it:
I must say I don't know too much about dynamic linking and ELF, but I
know enough about how it should be to be appalled when I first realized
what got into those .la's. It eludes me why this deps-of-deps-of... went
into libtool in the first place.

Care to explain to a noob?



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