Question about bug #871

Jean-François Wauthy pollux at
Mon May 30 16:57:59 CEST 2005

Le lundi 30 mai 2005 à 16:27 +0200, Marcel Pol a écrit :
> Hello,
> I have a question about this bug:

> The fix would be to change the and files for
> both xfprint4 and xfprint-manager, which need -Wl,-E added to the
> LDFlags so they export their symbols to the plugin.
> That was exactly what I did, and the xfprint4 works now, but the
> xfprint-manager still breaks in the same way.
i can't explain that since they share the same code to load the plugin

> I'd like to backport the fix for Mandriva 10.2, which has the broken
> xfprint-4.2.1. I'd rather have a complete fix/backport then update to
> 4.2.2, since that's less risky.
i don't get the point, the 4.2.x releases are bugfix releases there is
no risk in that only more security

> So my question is, what's missing from the fix mentioned in the bugreport?
may be you can use -export-dynamic instead of -Wl,-E since it's the
correct use in LDFLAGS but i doubt it'll fix the problem given the fact
xfprint4 works with -Wl,-E

Jean-François Wauthy <pollux at>
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