Bug 85173 - cairo-gobject dependencies leak to main cairo.pc
Summary: cairo-gobject dependencies leak to main cairo.pc
Alias: None
Product: cairo
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Chris Wilson
QA Contact: cairo-bugs mailing list
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Reported: 2014-10-18 13:03 UTC by Jakub Bogusz
Modified: 2018-08-25 13:26 UTC (History)
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Description Jakub Bogusz 2014-10-18 13:03:53 UTC
Because of the accumulators mechanism behind CAIRO_ENABLE_FUNCTIONS, enabling gobject library causes its dependencies to leak to main cairo.pc file (i.e. Requires.private contains glib-2.0 and gobject-2.0 libraries).

This leakage could be avoided using e.g. such patch:
but it's rather a hack; nicer solution would be not to use CAIRO_ENABLE_FUNCTIONS for separate library or to introduce e.g. CAIRO_ENABLE_LIBRARY which works similar to CAIRO_ENABLE_FUNCTIONS, but doesn't accumulate gobject_* values to CAIRO_*.
Comment 1 Behdad Esfahbod 2014-10-21 19:41:17 UTC
But if you compile with gobject, then gobject is needed as a private dependency.  This is working-as-intended.
Comment 2 Jakub Bogusz 2014-10-26 09:41:25 UTC
libgobject is needed for libcairo-gobject, but I don't see any use of libgobject in libcairo.
Accumulators cause that -lgobject-2.0 is passed for libcairo linking (through CAIRO_LIBS), but libcairo doesn't use any symbols from libgobject and when as-needed linker feature is used, this dependency is dropped.

When packaging cairo, cairo-gobject library can go to separate package set; in such case glib/gobject dependency in packages with main cairo library could be avoided.
Comment 3 Behdad Esfahbod 2014-10-26 18:59:24 UTC
Ok I see what you mean.

When I designed the acummulators originally, there was only libcairo...  And things where designed around having one library only.

Comment 4 GitLab Migration User 2018-08-25 13:26:44 UTC
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