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Pdebian-rules-uses-as-needed-linker-flag

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.113.26. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.113.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 43a81d7. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/rules.

This tag is experimental.

Visibility: pedantic

The debian/rules file for this package uses the -Wl,--as-needed linker flag.

The bullseye toolchain defaults to linking with --as-needed and therefore it should no longer be necessary to inject this into the build process.

However, it is not safe to make this change if the package will target the buster distribution such as via backports to the buster-bpo / stable-bpo distribution or, during the bookworm cycle itself, the oldstable-bpo distribution.

The following 1511 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 1666 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 1 overrides. The tag performed 100% of the time.