Re: Merging gio into glib

On Fri, 2007-11-09 at 14:43 -0500, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:

> > There is a slight problem with ldconfig. It goes throught the
> > $prefix/lib directory and "fixes" up all symlinks based on the actual
> > soname in the files. This means it will change the symlink
> > to point to, totally breaking things. I've worked around this
> > by having the dummy library be in another directory
> > ($libdir/glib-2.0/dummy/) which causes ldconfig not to change anything.
> Makes sense to have them in a separate lib as they are not actual
> libraries.  $libdir/glib-2.0/stubs or something... and pkg-config makes
> it completely transparent.  Though the pkg-config --libs should probably
> give full path to the stub object instead of -L followed by -l.

I'm not sure what pkg-config should output, especially if that then gets
put into libtool .la files. However, imho we really need to ship the
symlink so that "-lglib -lgobject" gcc lines keep working. Not everyone
uses pkg-config.

> You can gain even more.  I guess with your approach, gobject is not
> linking to "internal" glib objects, but to the public aliases.  That is,
> it's going through PLT entries.  That can be optimized too.  We need to
> find a extensible scheme to include the aliases files from all modules
> being combined and do all the work...

I don't think this will be that hard.

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