Resurrecting a very old thread:

On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 11:02 AM, Jakub Jelinek <> wrote:
On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 06:56:40PM +0200, Sandro Mani wrote:
> apitrace 5.0 bundles libbacktrace, which looks like is living within
> the gcc sources. libbacktrace is not build as a shared library from
> the gcc sources, and not packaged.
> Is it feasible to build libbacktrace as a shared library and ship it
> in a corresponding package?


> Or should I rather go for a bundling exception request?

I'd say so.

ghdl, a VHDL compiler, can produce better run-time diagnostics if libbacktrace is available:

Is there (still) a good reason why gcc can't make libbacktrace available as a shared library?