Subject: Re: using REQUIRES for libraries
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/28/2004 20:14:29
On Tue, 28 Dec 2004, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

> Should we use objdump (or other tool depending on platform) to output
> NEEDED instead of using ldd for generating REQUIRES?

Ideally, yes.  If such a tool can work on all platforms.  NEEDED shows only
direct library dependencies, which are precisely the ABI upon which the
package depends (regardless of underlying dependency libraries).

-- Todd Vierling <> <>