when linking with -bdirect libXft is broken and makes the X server not to start.
telling it can't find fonts.
similar problems with libXt and libXfont. with -bdirect some application like emacs,
xpdf, xdvi, gv, fails with:
Error: Unresolved inheritance operation
the should be another error too in some lib (i don't know) because xedit fails with the
same previous error, even after filtering the flags on xft, xfont and xt.
Here is what you got with -bdirect enabled for libXfont (taken from a diff of
+Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/misc, removing from list!
+Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/Type1, removing from list!
+Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/TTF, removing from list!
+Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/ttf-bitstream-vera, removing
+Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/75dpi, removing from list!
+Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/100dpi, removing from list!
+Fatal server error:
+could not open default font 'fixed'
If there is any way I could help to find the problem, just ask.
Oh, and should we do one bugreport for each lib, I have no problems (maybe
becouse I don't use those other applications) except for libXfont, and even if
the problems is similar (at least in the sense "use -bdirect and they will not
work") they may be very unlike each other?
I think it is better with one "tracking-bug" if central bugreport feels needed
is needed, also easier to search with seperated bugs.
Oh, and Petrizio is wrong, it is libXfont (as stated by me above) that kills
xorg-server, it is the only package I have compiled without -bdirect for the
moment of the libX*....
libXfont for X server start and libXt for xpdf and friend error.
(changed the summary)
believed to be fixed in Xfont head, can you test?
i'm going to close this as bdirect (even experimental) is dropped by glibc/binutils
on Dec 06, 2016 at 00:47:27.
(provided by the Example extension).