[systemd-devel] discussions of pkg-config black magic over at gentoo

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Thu Feb 20 10:34:48 PST 2014

On Thu, 20.02.14 19:31, Jason A. Donenfeld (Jason at zx2c4.com) wrote:

> Hey guys,
> Thought I'd put this discussion upstream. At the moment at Gentoo [1],
> we're considering building without the compat-libs, but still with
> installing the pkg-config files, so that most out of date packages will
> work with a rebuild without having to patch the build system, and we won't
> have to ship the old libraries, which is problematic for us because we want
> to support ARM.
> So right now we're considering something like this [2] or [3]. A bit of a
> bummer to patch the build system like this, but we don't want to rely on
> IFUNC, and this seems like the cleanest solution. So I thought I'd mention
> this up here in case folks have opinions and such.

Harald found a way to do what we want to do without ifunc. Expect this
to be fixed shortly in git. And we are likely going to do another
release soon. Maybe today, maybe tomorrow.



Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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