Re: [PATCH] Fix linking for not-so-clever linkers.

From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: 2006-07-11 07:34:42
On Mon, 10 Jul 2006, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Johannes Schindelin <> writes:
> > On one of my systems, the linker is not intelligent enough to link with
> > pager.o (in libgit.a) when only the variable pager_in_use is needed. The
> > consequence is that the linker complains about an undefined
> > variable.
> I do not understand this quite yet -- which executable is your
> linker building when it does this?
> Maybe we need ranlib?

Shouldn't be needed, since we use "$(AR) rcs", where that "s" should do 
the equivalent of the old-fashioned "ranlib" call.

However, that said, I think Johannes' patch is worth applying regardless, 
since it's kind of sad to link in pager.o just because of a variable that 
ends up never mattering (ie any program that uses "diff.c" but isn't 

Of course, once/if everything is built-in, this doesn't matter, but in the 
meantime this isn't the first time we've re-organized things so that you 
don't have to link in files that you don't need. After all, that was the 
whole reason environment.c ended up existing in the first place..

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