Subject: package gcc libraries
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/29/2003 10:34:16
Some software links to gcc libraries.
Like under NetBSD: /usr/pkg/bin/AbiWord_d and /usr/pkg/bin/xpdf use:
-lstdc++.4 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.4
This above is from NetBSD's gcc 2.95.3 (and I think that is why there
isn't any libgcc_s.so needs).
And under Linux using gcc3 from pkgsrc, /usr/bin/addftinfo and
libstdc++.so.5 => /usr/gcc3/lib/libstdc++.so.5
libgcc_s.so.1 => /usr/gcc3/lib/libgcc_s.so.1
(ignore that the localbase above is /usr -- it is from pkgsrc)
But the packages don't have a run-time dependency on any gcc package.
So if I remove my gcc3-c++ package then the software won't run. Or worse,
if I share the packages to other machines they won't be usable unless
gcc3-c++ is installed first.
Shouldn't there be a run-time dependency when the libraries used are
provided by a gcc3 or gcc3-c++ package?
Has anyone worked on making gcc library packages?
Jeremy C. Reed