[Pkg-clamav-devel] package status for jessie

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 25 21:19:42 UTC 2014

Hi Sebastian,

On 25.08.2014 21:25, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> On 2014-08-25 00:38:55 [+0200], Andreas Cadhalpun wrote:
>> Unless I'm missing something, linking statically against LLVM is the only
>> option.
> either the debian LLVM package is br0ken or upstream. So I removed
> -static option and rebuild on sid-i386 and nothing changed. Then I
> applied this piece:
> it built and the testsuite passed. No unresovled symbols.

You didn't mention that the size of libclamav is reduced substantially 
as well.

>> Therefore I think we must add a Built-Using field [2] containing the
>> corresponding LLVM version.
> Yeah. Or could we get llvm to link against the .so file? It seems to
> work. It looks like the problem is with llvm-config. Its --libs option
> lists all the -l switch for all .a files. It would make sense to link
> against .so lib instead. I wonder why they do it this way because they
> ship a .so file but there is no way to link against without hardcoding
> the lib name…

LLVM's llvm-config is a mess...
So for now, I just hardcoded '-lLLVM-$llvmver' in configure.ac.

 > I just learnt that this is a bug in llvm-config and a bug
 > report + patch is welcome.
 > Will do this once my bigeasy branch gets merged…

I would recommend to add a proper pkg-config file to LLVM instead of 
trying to fix llvm-config. This should be simpler and the result more 
likely to be useful. For example you can tell pkg-config, whether or not 
you want to link statically.

Best regards,

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