[pacman-dev] [PATCH v2 2/2] meson: work around broken pkg-config file with private requires

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Wed Oct 2 07:20:13 UTC 2019

In addition to the general issue of staticlibs linkage, linking a static
lib to a library() does not seem to generate the needed Libs.private.

Rework how we handle this entirely. Instead of relying on convenience
libraries, we will *sigh* go extract a boatload of .o files again, then
relink those to the installable libalpm, while mentioning our
dependencies again.

We still have our guaranteed static library for linking arbitrary programs
with (e.g. vercmp), and we still only generate one identical copy of the
.o files, but now we potentially `ar` it up twice, which isn't so bad.
And linking still works, and pkg-config files also still work.

One alternative would be to explicitly list our dependencies to
pkgconfig.generate with requires_private, but since gpgme might be an
elevated config-tool dependency, this can fail with:

meson.build:341:10: ERROR: requires argument not a string, library with pkgconfig-generated file or pkgconfig-dependency object, got <GpgmeDependency gpgme: True>

Signed-off-by: Eli Schwartz <eschwartz at archlinux.org>

v2: extract_all_objects can be recursive

 meson.build | 22 ++++++++++------------
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/meson.build b/meson.build
index 5199759f..e895c671 100644
--- a/meson.build
+++ b/meson.build
@@ -314,24 +314,22 @@ libcommon = static_library(
   include_directories : includes,
   install : false)
+alpm_deps = [crypto_provider, libarchive, libcurl, gpgme]
 libalpm_a = static_library(
-  'alpm',
+  'alpm_objlib',
   # https://github.com/mesonbuild/meson/issues/3937
   objects : libcommon.extract_all_objects(),
   include_directories : includes,
-  dependencies : [crypto_provider, libarchive, libcurl, gpgme],
-  install : true)
+  dependencies : alpm_deps)
-if get_option('default_library') != 'static'
-  libalpm = library(
-    'alpm',
-    version : libalpm_version,
-    link_whole: [libalpm_a],
-    install : true)
-  libalpm = libalpm_a
+libalpm = library(
+  'alpm',
+  version : libalpm_version,
+  objects: libalpm_a.extract_all_objects(recursive: true),
+  dependencies : alpm_deps,
+  install : true)

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