Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] rev 29326: compiling with --as-needed /
From: Jeff Morriss <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2009 15:13:52 -0400

[email protected] wrote:
http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=29326

User: jmayer
Date: 2009/08/07 11:47 AM

Log:
 * Tue May 26 2009 [email protected]
 - made it compile with --as-needed
This patch was taken from the opensuse wireshark.spec file.
 No thanks go to the author and the package maintainers of
 this package for not sending this upstream - it would have
 made it into 1.2.0.
This has been an ongoing issue for a while, see:

https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1677

The basic story has been: we didn't want libwireshark to depend on libwiretap. We fixed it + broke it a few times (the bug was reopened several times) but the latest breakage doesn't seem so easy to fix.
Maybe it's now acceptable to have libwireshark depend on libwiretap--in 
that case the bug can be closed too.