[ipxe-devel] needed libraries?

Michael Brown mcb30 at ipxe.org
Mon Sep 14 13:34:22 UTC 2015

On 13/09/15 21:23, Ben Hildred wrote:
> Debian bug 730910 was noticing that their package did not have a build
> dependency on libiberty-dev, but instead of adding a build dependency,
> they just did not link against it, which would lead one to suspect that
> it is not needed, I have not found a description of what iberty does, so
> I can not guess what it was used for, the only three references I can
> find are the package description for libiberty-dev, that bug and the
> 0002 patch in the debian source package for ipxe. This is why I was
> seeking guidance.

We don't directly require libiberty.  From commit


it seems that we have previously encountered systems where linking 
against libbfd required us to also link against libiberty.

This was back in 2008, and it's possible that such systems are no longer 
relevant.  We could potentially remove the -liberty and see if anyone 


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