|Summary:||dev-libs/libxml: append-ldflags is used to pass libraries|
|Product:||Gentoo Linux||Reporter:||Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) <flameeyes>|
|Component:||New packages||Assignee:||No maintainer - Look at https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Proxy_Maintainers if you want to take care of it <maintainer-needed>|
|Package list:||Runtime testing required:||---|
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Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) 2008-06-14 18:13:20 UTC
I've made append-ldflags throw a warning when libraries are passed through it to link them in. The reason is that LDFLAGS should _not_ be used for libraries, as it has to be positioned before the list of objects to link together, while libraries should go after. This mistake in commandline is what causes as-needed to either fail or not apply at all (if LDFLAGS are put at the end). Please fix your package not to pass libraries through LDFLAGS.
Comment 1 Hans de Graaff 2008-06-15 08:33:40 UTC
dev-libs/libxml is deprecated, so it would be nice if we could phase this out. The following packages seem to still depend on it: app-admin/prelude-manager:xml games-util/loki_setupdb media-sound/glame media-sound/terminatorx net-print/omni glame has dependencies on both libxml and libxml2, so that seems fishy, perhaps the libxml dependency is no longer needed there. The latest version of omni has been ported to use libxml2.
Comment 2 Jeremy Olexa (darkside) (RETIRED) 2008-09-13 03:00:44 UTC
Feel free to motivate the phase out.. Until that happens, email@example.com doesn't need to be on this bug.
Comment 3 Robin Johnson 2008-10-14 09:24:41 UTC
I just fixed it for now.