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Re: MULTI_LIB vs. libtool: who will win

From: Robert Boehne
Subject: Re: MULTI_LIB vs. libtool: who will win
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 11:04:06 -0500


Bruce Korb is currently looking into adding multilib support to Libtool,
and it sounds like you're running into exactly the problems he's
hoping to fix.  ;)  I'm not sure where he is in the process,
so perhaps he can chime in.



Marc Espie wrote:
> I've been busy fixing the various pieces of shared libraries under OpenBSD.
> Right now, I suspect I've hit yet another brick-wall.
> For various reasons, some architectures need to be multi-libbed with fpic
> (we do need a libgcc compiled with fpic for shared libraries, but at the
> same time, we also need a libgcc compiled without fpic because of some
> weird interaction with gdb, and well, we also like it for compiling static
> binaries).
> However, libtool knows nothing about that. So right now, I have a
> multi-libbed gcc-3.0.1 that  builds AND fpic/
> Ludicrous...
> The remaining problem is that it does seem that libjava doesn't expect
> the spanish inquisition... err... the multi-libbing, and fails abysmally
> in the fpic part.
> So, one or two questions:
> - anyone got a multi-libbed target where libjava works in 3.0.1 ?
> - is there a simple way to fix the multi-libbing process ? I really want
> to have -fpic static archives, and shared libraries, but emphatically NOT
> build TWICE because of it.

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