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From Joe Orton <>
Subject Re: A Bloat of Libraries
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2006 08:54:01 GMT
On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 03:18:48PM -0800, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> --On January 3, 2006 11:09:34 PM +0000 Nick Kew <> wrote:
> >That is of course resolved by LoadFile /lib/, which is what I
> >contend should be standard practice.  So when another module
> >relies on libz, there's no side effect that manifests mysteriously
> >according to whether and when mod_deflate is loaded.
> I strongly disagree.  Forcing the user to manually track all of the library 
> dependencies is insane.  If someone wants to shoot themselves in the foot, 
> fine - you can do it.  But, we shouldn't force everyone to fit your 
> preferred model because you want a few less libraries.

Totally agreed.

> Again, there are substantial libtool issues that come into play that limit 
> what we can realistically do.

I don't see any here.  2.2.x links only mod_deflate against -lz and only 
mod_ssl against $(SSL_LIBS).  The 2.0.x way only linking dependent 
libraries into httpd is broken for the not unexpected case of having a 
static OpenSSL build or a static libz, etc.

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