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Re: multilib support

From: Simon Stelling
Subject: Re: multilib support
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 19:45:43 +0200
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Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
>> Uhm, why is that a problem? If libtool did a check which ABI it's
>> actually
>> compiling/linking for, it could always prepend the appropriate path, no?
> That sounds like a good plan.  Unfortunately, libtool does not appear to
> check ABIs while linking.  Instead it uses the first library that it finds.

I know, that's why I reported this bug :P Is there anything that prevents it
from checking the current ABI and comparing it with the ABI of the library in

> A longer term approach would be to encode the ABI into the .la files so
> that .la files with the wrong ABI can be quickly skipped without
> inspecting the associated library.

That of course would be the best way to go.

Kind Regards,

Simon Stelling
Gentoo/AMD64 Developer

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