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Re: [Mingw-users] Whats the latest on libtool and the stub dll librar

From: Earnie Boyd
Subject: Re: [Mingw-users] Whats the latest on libtool and the stub dll libraries?
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 07:08:07 -0400

Elizabeth Barham wrote:
> This is just a simple report-in about the errors I mentioned having
> yesterday or the day before. The latest CVS libtool did not have any
> trouble and made the DLL fine.
> I'd also like to mention that the whole libtool seemed to work quicker
> than before.
> Thank you all very much and great job!
> On a related note, I have been having to add a "main" function to the
> DLL's like so:
> #if defined(__MINGW32__) && defined(DLL_EXPORT)
> int
> main(int argc, char* argv[])
> {
>   return 0;
> }
> #endif

You shouldn't do this.  I posted on the libtool list a
mingwlibsample.tar.gz under the heading of "Simple dll and static
library creation for MinGW" dated 9/19/2002.

> If I do not add this, it does not build the DLL. I'm concerned about
> the export of this function, however - if more than one DLL uses this
> method, could there be some kind of conflict and/or is there a better
> way to deal with this?

The -shared switch is required to build the dll.


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