[Xcb] [RFC PATCH] New XCB socket handoff mechanism for Xlib/XCB and other libraries

Donnie Berkholz dberkholz at gentoo.org
Wed Mar 19 12:54:09 PDT 2008

On 09:12 Wed 19 Mar     , Rémi Cardona wrote:
> Jamey Sharp a écrit :
> > Given what Josh tells me about this, it sounds like you have one of the
> > versions of libtool that's broken in how it handles library dependencies
> > on systems with reasonable linkers. On a system with GNU ld, for
> > example, there's no reason to include recursive library dependencies in
> > .la files.
> True, but libtool still includes everything, for backwards compatibility 
> reasons (AIX, old HP-UX, ...).
> > In fact, as far as I understand, with a sensible linker there's no
> > reason for .la files at all, and you can solve this problem by simply
> > removing them all. :-)
> It's one solution which I've actually done to fix the libXCB -> libxcb 
> transition on my system. Some apps that use libtool's dlopen wrapper 
> will fail though (but that's beyond the scope of Xorg).
> If modular Xorg libs could come up with a common configure flag that 
> would tell libtool not to install .la files, that would be great. I 
> guess we (downstream distributors) could stop shipping .la files, but I 
> guess it'd be better if such a behavior were to be standardized upstream.

Try sticking '-module' into the library's LDFLAGS in Makefile.am to do 
that. Your template configure flag suggestion seems like something that 
could be more suitable for autotools upstream than xorg, really.


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