I'm reporting this bug because the package in summary fails to build when forcing --as-needed on through spec files (check out http://blog.flameeyes.eu/2008/11/14/problems-and-mitigation-strategies-for-as-needed for details).
Check the attached build log.
Created attachment 171716 [details]
This bug was reported against 1.2.96_beta, and there is now append-ldflags $(no-as-needed) in 1.2.96_beta-r2's ebuild.
That's only a workaround. But we have also 2.0.95_beta in Portage which didn't fail here with forced asneeded, therefore this is fixed by 2.0.95_beta:
+ 01 Jul 2010; Samuli Suominen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+ speech-tools-1.2.96_beta-r2.ebuild, speech-tools-2.0.95_beta.ebuild:
+ Fix -Wl,--no-as-needed to $(no-as-needed) in -1.2.96_beta-r2.ebuild and
+ remove it entirely from -2.0.95_beta.ebuild wrt #246726.