[aur-general] Building polly-b-gone

SanskritFritz sanskritfritz at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 18:18:49 EST 2012

On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 11:18 PM,  <alexander.r at gmx.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 10:34:47PM +0100, SanskritFritz wrote:
>> Well, patching the makefile with -lGLU solved the problem, no need to
>> symlink libGLEW anymore. Can you please explain the reason?
> ---end quoted text---
> I am not sure about exact reason, but this may be related to two events:
> 1) Introducing --as-needed linker option by default in Arch (see this [1] Fedora article for
> explanation) - happend long time ago
> 2) Splitting GLU in separate package from Mesa - recent (compared to previous change)
> In the past GLU was tightly integrated in Mesa and game developer probably didn't consider it
> separate dependency from libGL, worth explicitly linking to.
> [1]: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UnderstandingDSOLinkChange
> [2]: http://www.mail-archive.com/mesa-dev@lists.freedesktop.org/msg26003.html

Thank you for the links and the explanation, things are starting to
make sense for me now.

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