Originally Posted by Darth Vader
Isn't better to include the shared library in the aaa_elflibs package?
Well thanks, this question made me found the origin of the problem, I think
gawk 4.1.0 , shipped in Slackware 14.1 seems to introduce a new dependency, as if I remove the mpfr packages it complains for missing libmpfr.so.4 (which is a symlink to libmpfr.so.4.1.2 installed by the mpfr package), but aaa_elflibs only installs libmpfr.so.1.2.2 and symlink libmpfr.so.1 to it.
In slackware 14.0 instead I can remove mpfr, gawk still works.
So yes, adding or moving libmpfr.so.4.1.2 and associated symlink libmpfr.so.4 to aaa_elflibs should do the trick.
PS I changed the title of this thread accordingly.