[erlang-bugs] Build failure with --as-needed

Mikael Pettersson <>
Fri Jan 11 13:42:18 CET 2008

Christian Faulhammer writes:
 > Hi,
 > 12B-0 linked with LDFLAGS="--as-needed" (Linux machine, 64-bit) fails
 > to identify OpenSSL correctly:
 > "checking for OpenSSL >= 0.9.7 in standard locations... found; but not
 > usable configure: WARNING: No (usable) OpenSSL found, skipping ssl, ssh
 > and crypto applications"

So why do you link with --as-needed?

(looks at man ld)

It would seem that --as-needed only is an optimisation, and
only in case the link command mentions redundant libraries, no?


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