On Thu, 1 Feb 2018 11:06:52 +0000
James Le Cuirot <ch...@gentoo.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 1 Feb 2018 11:55:46 +0100
> Andreas Fink <finkandr...@web.de> wrote:
> 
> > Hello,
> > I have a question to the patch provided by the package
> > app-portage/elt-patches, namely the file as-needed/2.4.3
> > 
> > Here I can see the following being added to ltmain.sh:
> > +      -Wl,--as-needed|-Wl,--no-as-needed)
> > +       deplibs="$deplibs $arg"
> > +       continue
> > +       ;;
> > +
> > 
> > In my understanding the order must be the opposite otherwise it has
> > no effect to $deplibs, i.e. the line should be deplibs="$arg
> > $deplibs".  
> 
> It's been like that in every version of the patch so it's probably
> like that for a reason though I don't know what that reason is. This
> is interesting as I gather the whole reason for the patch is that an
> unpatched libtool inserts the flag in the wrong place.
> 

Should I file a bug for this behaviour, or is this correct behaviour?

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