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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/graphics/xzgv
On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 02:29:16PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 10:37:07AM +0100, John Marino wrote:
> > > Do I understand correctly:
> > > The package is using functions from libm and libX11 directly, but
> > > is not linking against either.
> > >
> > > Previously (before ld 2.22), this worked because the libraries
> > > are pulled indirectly.
> > > ld 2.22 changed this behaviour.
> > >
> > > If that's the case, your changes are fine with me.
> > Yes, that's my understanding of the situation.
> > [...]
> > With the default setting however the searching of dynamic
> > libraries that follow it will stop with the dynamic library itself. No
> > DT_NEEDED links will be traversed to resolve symbols.
> That is a good thing, so let's go ahead and fix.
I disagree that it is a good thing, more importantly, it is pretty
pointless, since the binding isn't static anyway.
> (My concern from an implementation standpoint though: if a
> corresponding change is not also made in the dynamic linker for when
> it re-resolves symbols at runtime, this will open the way for some
> really weird problems.)
As I wrote earlier, the problem is that can slow down runtime symbol
lookup, e.g. it is conter productive. It strongly looks like yet another
attempt by the GNU folks to change the specs of ELF uniliterally.
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