USE_GCC politic -- why so many ports has it as runtime dependency?

Lev Serebryakov lev at
Sat Feb 8 09:30:44 UTC 2014

Hello, John.
You wrote 8 февраля 2014 г., 12:32:23:

JM> It doesn't matter, you get everything that is built by default.  And you
JM> need everything by default because sometimes gcc is needed for c++,
JM> sometimes it's needed for fortran, sometimes it's needed for Ada
JM> (gcc-aux), often the package has object files produced by different
JM> languages but needs the same compiler to build them all.
 And let returns to virtualbox-ose-additions. It installs (I skip ass
scripts and text files, of course:

  These two don't need any libraries, for sure.

/usr/local/bin/VBoxClient => /usr/local/lib/ (0x8008ab000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x800bdd000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x800de5000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x801043000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x801254000) => /lib/ (0x80146d000) => /lib/ (0x801692000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x801a2b000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x801c49000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x801e4b000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x802050000) => /usr/lib/ (0x802251000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x80245a000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x802662000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x802869000)

/usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ => /lib/ (0x80081d000)
/usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/input/ => /lib/ (0x80081d000)

/usr/local/sbin/VBoxControl => /lib/ (0x80088c000) => /lib/ (0x800ab1000)

/usr/local/sbin/VBoxService => /lib/ (0x8008bb000) => /lib/ (0x800ae0000)

  Why does it need runtime gcc dependency AT ALL?!

// Black Lion AKA Lev Serebryakov <lev at>

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