Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: source-changes
Date: 09/27/2000 20:02:24
Bill Studenmund <> writes:
> No. What I was saying (and I'm sorry if it came out wrong) is this: say I
> have a library which needs another library for some of its routines. If I
> link in  this library, but don't use any of the routines which need that
> other library, why does the program need to have it linked in (or have its
> absense be an error)?

"that is the way of ELF shared libraries."

ELF shared libraries should link against all libraries that any of the
routines that they contain depend on.