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Re: texinfo-6.0.91 pretest

From: Ken Brown
Subject: Re: texinfo-6.0.91 pretest
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2016 17:45:28 -0500
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On 1/1/2016 6:08 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> The next problem was with linking TestXS as a shared library.  Because
> no undefined references are allowed when linking a shared library on
> MS-Windows, the linker needs to see an import library which tells it
> where to find the Perl functions at run time.

There is a similar linking problem on Cygwin, but the following patch fixes it:

Index: tp/Texinfo/Convert/XSParagraph/Makefile.am
--- tp/Texinfo/Convert/XSParagraph/Makefile.am  (revision 6910)
+++ tp/Texinfo/Convert/XSParagraph/Makefile.am  (working copy)
@@ -74,7 +74,7 @@
 XSParagraph_la_CFLAGS += -DVERSION=\"$(VERSION)\" 
-XSParagraph_la_LDFLAGS=-no-undefined -avoid-version -module 
+XSParagraph_la_LDFLAGS=-no-undefined -avoid-version -module 
$(PERL_CONF_cccdlflags) -L$(PERL_INC) -lperl
 # The -no-undefined flag is for MS-Windows.  See info node
 # `(gnulib)Libtool and Windows'.
@@ -83,7 +83,7 @@
-TestXS_la_LDFLAGS=-no-undefined -module $(PERL_CONF_cccdlflags)
+TestXS_la_LDFLAGS=-no-undefined -module $(PERL_CONF_cccdlflags) -L$(PERL_INC) 
 # only used to regenerate a stand-alone perl module
 perl_specific_files = \

I imagine this would be harmless on other platforms too.  I don't know if it 
would help in the MinGW build.


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