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Re: Make no-copy-dt-needed default?

Michael Matz <> writes:

> what do people think about switching the default for 
> add_DT_NEEDED_for_dynamic to false, i.e. make --no-copy-dt-needed-entries 
> the default for GNU ld?
> The linux distros Fedora, Debian and Ubuntu already do that with local 
> patches, openSUSE is going to follow suit, and AFAIK gold has the same 
> behaviour (without the possibility to change it).  It potentially can 
> cause some minor hickups with current build systems, exactly in those 
> cases where people relied on other libraries being included via recursive 
> DT_NEEDED instead of listing the dependencies in the link editing command, 
> i.e. in cases that would break already right now with static archives.
> As Fedora and Debian are using this switched default already for some
> time I'd expect most projects with an active upstream would be fixed 
> meanwhile.  A good summary of what exactly is implied by such a change is 
> e.g. at .
> I realize that just because some random linux distros are doing something 
> shouldn't necessarily imply a change in upstream binutils, but in this 
> case I think it makes sense.
> So, should I propose a patch?

Obviously I think it makes sense.


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