Re: [xslt] Private libraries incorrectly passed to command line when linking dynamically

These patches seem to rely on your patched version of xml2-config, so we should get your xml2-config changes upstreamed first.


On 26/06/2019 13:51, Hugh McMaster via xslt wrote:

libxslt.pc, libexslt.pc and xslt-config all incorrectly pass private
library dependencies (such as libm and libgcrypt) to the command line
when linking dynamically. This causes un-necessary dependencies to be

For many years, Debian has patched libxslt to avoid this problem. In
libxslt's pkg-config files, M_LIBS and LIBGCRYPT_LIBS are moved to the
Libs.private field, where they will only be passed to the command line
if --static is passed to pkg-config.

In xslt-config, Debian patches the source to add a new switch,
--static, which combines with --libs to output the dependencies
required for static linking. Private dependencies are not passed to
the command line when --libs is invoked as normal.

This problem was identified as still present when patching upstream
PHP 7.4 to use libxslt's pkg-config files.

Patches are available in a merge request #3 on Gitlab [1].



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