XDM and -rdynamic trouble

Jan Engelhardt jengelh at linux01.gwdg.de
Tue Jul 25 07:10:39 PDT 2006

>> -rdynamic exists for long time and was/is even in the ol' XFree86 (4.3.0)
>> sources, even though the changelog from xdm-X11R7.1-1.0.4.tar.bz2 says it
>> was added in 2005.
> That's when it was added to the Makefile.am's, which were created in 2005
> to replace the old Imakefiles.   xdm actually has support in the code for
> building without -rdynamic and passing pointers to all the needed functions
> to the dynamic greeter library, but I don't think anyone ever added
> autoconf/automake support for choosing to use that instead of -rdynamic.

Would it be possible to remove -rdynamic support forever, or at least, 
prefix it?

Jan Engelhardt

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