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Bug 226887 - dev-libs/libxml: append-ldflags is used to pass libraries
Summary: dev-libs/libxml: append-ldflags is used to pass libraries
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: No maintainer - Look at if you want to take care of it
Depends on:
Blocks: append-ldflags-libs
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Reported: 2008-06-14 18:13 UTC by Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)
Modified: 2008-10-14 09:24 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 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 gentoo-dev Security 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:


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) archtester gentoo-dev Security 2008-09-13 03:00:44 UTC
Feel free to motivate the phase out.. Until that happens, treecleaner@g.o doesn't need to be on this bug.
Comment 3 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2008-10-14 09:24:41 UTC
I just fixed it for now.