How to add a dependency on start.o to the test executables in waf?

Sebastian Huber sebastian.huber at
Fri Oct 25 05:26:10 UTC 2019

On 25/10/2019 07:18, Sebastian Huber wrote:
>>> How can I add a dependency on start.o to the test executables? I 
>>> tried several
>>> variants of bld.add_manual_dependency(), but nothing worked.
>> I am not sure, I would need to have a close look at how the test stuff 
>> is being
>> put together. I cannot see where start.o in the bld statement.
>> Is start.o treated in a special way, maybe hidden when linking in the 
>> linker
>> command?
> The start.o is a start file and not a normal object. It is added either 
> through the GCC specs or the linker command file STARTUP() directive.

The dependency tracking for start.o is a nice to have feature. The 
current build system also lacks support for it.

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