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Joshua Saddler posted on Mon, 26 Jul 2010 17:27:16 -0700 as excerpted:
> It should be unset; as you say, users should not be screwing with
> system-wide LDFLAGs, as we don't support anything but the defaults.
> I put an LDFLAGs FAQ in the optimization guide a long time ago:
> <title>What about LDFLAGS?</title>
> The Gentoo developers have already set basic, safe LDFLAGS in the base
> profiles, so you don't need to change them. </p>
I agree with the safe bit, but that "don't need to change them" phrase is
self-evidently false, or Gentoo wouldn't have needed to make the
--as-needed change either. The change didn't magically happen the moment
the need appeared.
(Then again, I never believed that equally self-evidently false "no user
serviceable parts inside" sticker, either. When it's a few screws and a
50 cent fuse, and I'm the user without a microwave as a result...)
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