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

Christian Faulhammer <>
Fri Jan 11 14:35:33 CET 2008

Mikael Pettersson <>:

> Christian Faulhammer writes:
>  > 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?

 A user reported it.  
> It would seem that --as-needed only is an optimisation, and
> only in case the link command mentions redundant libraries, no?

 More information can be found here:


Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project
<URL:http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/lisp/>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode

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