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Re: Installing modules on AIX

From: Robert Boehne
Subject: Re: Installing modules on AIX
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 22:25:49 -0600


Under AIX 4.3 shared libraries do have flienames that end
with ".a", however these are also dlopen'able.  Under AIX
there are also "System V compatability" shared libraries
or rtl (run time linking) libraries that have filenames
ending with ".so".


Robert Boehne

Wayne Stewart wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm not sure if you would classify this as a 'bug' or an
> enhancement request.
> Background:
> I am using libtool 1.4.3 (with automake 1.7.3 & autoconf 2.57) on
> IBM AIX 4.3.2 (PowerPC).  As you know, shared libraries end in '.a'
> on AIX, whereas dlopen'able modules end in '.so'.  I'm trying to
> build the latter (a dlopen'able module - actually a Tcl extension,
> which is essentially the same thing).  I use the following libtool
> options in my Makefile.am: -module -no-undefined -avoid-version.
> Issue:
> When I 'make install' my module, only the '.a' (& .la) library
> gets installed.  I've already specified that I'm trying to build
> a module (via the -module option), so I don't understand why my
> desired end-item (the .so file) does not get installed.
> Thanks,
> ----
>     Wayne
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