How to use --exclude-libs?

Jonathan Wakely
Fri Aug 12 13:52:00 GMT 2011

On 12 August 2011 14:13, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> Hi All,
> A DSO uses Crypto++. Crypto++ has a number of exported symbols, which
> are showing up in the DSO.
> nm -g -D --defined-only | grep -i cryptopp | wc -l
> 5560
> According to ld(2), we can use --exclude-libs. I've tried adding the
> flag before and after the library includes; and used variations on the
> name: cryptopp, libcryptopp, And I have not been able
> to get --exclude-libs to work, even with ALL.

I think --exclude-libs only applies to archive libraries, i.e. static libs.

But as it's an ld option you should a) probably ask on a binutils list
and b) use -Wl,--exclude-libs,libfoobar.a if you're passing it to gcc

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