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).
Please note that this bug _might_ apply to -Wl,--as-needed in LDFLAGS as well; in both cases it should be fixed. Also, if this is due to the package in question not respecting user-defined LDFLAGS, you should get to fix that too.
Check the attached build log.
Created attachment 199639 [details]
Hey Markus, since this was your "baby" originally and you were the last one to touch it, maybe you would like to take official maintainership (and this bug) :-)?
Sure - I'll take over and will have a look at the issue.
I had a closer look at this bug and the failing tests
have nothing to do with as-needed AFAICT. This
package actually has no tests but unfortunately a bunch of
C++ template code in a file called check.cpp which is
not a phony target. Hence a "make check" will try to build
this file which of course bombs.
In any case I've bumped the package, made check a phony
target, and made it respect LDFLAGS as well.