[arch-dev-public] Default LDFLAGS for official packages

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Aug 12 05:57:34 EDT 2009

Allan McRae wrote:
> Thomas Bächler wrote:
>> Allan McRae schrieb:
>>> Thomas Bächler wrote:
>>>> I think we should agree on a default LDFLAGS setting for our 
>>>> official packages. In the pacman signoff thread, it was suggested 
>>>> to use -Wl,--as-needed and later also -Wl,--no-undefined (and 
>>>> more). Can we compose a default LDFLAGS line that we all should use?
>>> I will again propose:
>>> -Wl,--hash-style=gnu -Wl,--as-needed
>>> Last time I tried, --no-undefined broke quite a few packages so I 
>>> don't think it is ready for general use yet.
>> Doesn't --hash-style=gnu break compatibility with closed-source and 
>> legacy binaires? Shouldn't this be --hash-style=both? Not an expert 
>> here, just stating what I think to remember.
> The linker handles both hash-types so this is not an issue.  Note we 
> already have hash-style=both as the default for our gcc.

Another LDFLAG that should be safe is -Wl,--sort-common


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