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Re: [alpine-devel] pulling in librt as needed

From: Natanael Copa <>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 16:23:03 +0100

On Mon, 5 Dec 2011 13:34:20 +0100
Natanael Copa <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Nenolod, I wonder exactly what problem was this commit intended to
> fix:
> It appears to make libstdc++ link to librt - which i think it should
> not and which seems to trigger a linker bug:
> So, I wonder exactly why we pull in librt as needed. The commit
> message only says "because glibc does"

I found it. It was to "improve portability with broken applications
which expect that linking directly against libc will bring in mq_*()

I tend to agree with Mike there. It's better to fix the broken apps.
Even man mq_open(3) says: "Link with -lrt"

I am reverting it.


Received on Mon Dec 05 2011 - 16:23:03 UTC