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Re: Libtool issue with ar(1) on 64-bit AIX

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Libtool issue with ar(1) on 64-bit AIX
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 19:49:54 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Hello Daniel,

* Daniel Richard G. wrote on Wed, Aug 15, 2007 at 07:14:58PM CEST:
> I have a software project that builds using Libtool 1.5.24. At one point, 
> it produces a gigantic static archive library, that is composed of several 
> smaller static convenience libraries. Libtool extracts each of the smaller 
> libraries, and assembles the object files into a new archive library, using 
> ar(1) on both counts.
> Libtool parameterizes the ar(1) invocation to create a new library, in the 
> AR and AR_FLAGS variables. On 64-bit AIX, AR_FLAGS has to be set to "-X64 
> cru", as ar(1) only accepts 32-bit objects by default. This much works 
> fine.

Without having tested: I assume you have manually set AR_FLAGS=-X64, is
that true?  Can you try this
  configure AR="ar -X64"

it should serve as a workaround until the bug is fixed.


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