systemd, ELF binaries and runtime dependency tracking

Paul Eggleton <paul.eggleton@...>

Hi folks

Upstream in the systemd project, a proposal has been made to add a special
section to output ELF binaries to record soft runtime dependencies, so that
they could be read and utilised by distribution build systems such as ours
(they would be translated into RRECOMMENDS in our case). At the moment that
doesn't seem to have generated a huge amount of interest in the traditional
distro space, but would it be interesting for us?

For clarity, we (Microsoft) will volunteer to do the integration assuming the
above pull request gets reopened and merged, which is more likely if we
express our interest.


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