Does ld need to search for DT_NEEDED objects?

Nick Clifton
Thu Nov 9 17:46:00 GMT 2006

Hi Ian,

> There is an accurate way to get these warnings, which is to run ldd -r
> EXECUTABLE.  I suspect that the people who are helped by these
> warnings (i.e., have an executable about which ld would warn but which
> does not fail at runtime) are sophisticated enough to be able to run
> this test.
> I would like to hear from anybody who thinks that it is a good idea to
> do this searching in ld.  Thanks.

I actually agree with you - that it is pointless having the linker try 
to generate these warnings.


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