[kwlug-disc] how to identify superfluous shared library references?
ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Tue Mar 10 17:20:15 EDT 2009
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Why don't you start pruning your list of libs, compile, run and see if
anything breaks/complains? No break -> not needed
Too naive? Hope your list of libraries isn't too long...
Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> i'm looking at an executable that was built with a couple dozen "-l"
> references to refer to shared libs to be linked at run time. but only
> a few of those libs are actually used -- the list of libs was copied
> and pasted and is *way* overkill, but if you list them at compile
> time, they're going to show up via "ldd" in the final executable.
> is there a way to identify which shared libs are actually being
> *used* by an executable, and which are superfluous and can be dropped
> from the list of libs during the compile step?
> they don't hurt, of course, except for taking up a small amount of
> space in the executable, but if they're not necessary, i'd rather they
> not be there. thanks.
> Robert P. J. Day
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