[Libreoffice] Get rid of unused direct dependencies
michael.meeks at novell.com
Mon Aug 22 05:57:20 PDT 2011
On Sat, 2011-08-20 at 18:18 +0200, Péter Rabi wrote:
> I'm interested in your opinion about the following problem of mine:
> There are probably libraries and executables in LibO that are
> dynamically linked to libraries that they do not use.
> I wrote some c++ code (attached) to find these needless dependencies. I
> was using `ldd -u foo' to fetch the "unused direct dependencies" of foo
> if its build is GnuMake-ified. The tool (libfilter) also removes the
> entries of these unnecessary libs from the proper makefile.
Interesting; I don't quite know how you can do that with just ldd - you
surely need to check the symbols that are used as well.
I'm wondering why you're not re-using, improving, and building on top
which would seem the obvious place to start here; clearly building
incrementally on that is far more valuable than creating new code here
michael.meeks at novell.com <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
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