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Re: to libtool or not: Windows & Unix NSAPI program

From: Robert Boehne
Subject: Re: to libtool or not: Windows & Unix NSAPI program
Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 14:44:56 -0500


Libtool is fully supported by Automake.  Read the Libtool sections
of the Automake manual for details.


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> I'm trying to use cygwin as the development platform for a Netscape server 
> plugin (NSAPI) program that will eventually run on HP/UX.
> I'd like to use the autotools if possible to help with the platform-dependent 
> make process.
> I've hacked hsapi.h so that Windows & Unix features are no longer mutually 
> exclusive, and all the example nsapi's shipped with their server compile fine.
> I tried using libtool via automake, and it comes very close to building 
> successfully. The final link step fails because it does not recognize that it 
> needs to link to ns-httpd40.lib / ns-httpd40.dll for a shared data item. I 
> can't seem to convince libtool/automake to include this file on the linker 
> line. When I do a manual link step at this point, including ns-httpd40.dll on 
> the command line, it works.
> Should I even be trying to use libtool here? I'm trying to produce a Windows 
> dll that needs to be linked against other windows dlls (ns-httpd40.dll, 
> cygwin, etc.) Libtool doesn't seem to like windows file extensions -- dll, 
> lib, etc.
> If I don't use libtool, how can I do this with automake?
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> -David
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