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Re: Problem on rs6000-ibm-aix4.3.2.0 (Fortran)

From: Albert Chin
Subject: Re: Problem on rs6000-ibm-aix4.3.2.0 (Fortran)
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 16:10:38 -0600
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On Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 02:22:15PM -0500, Boehne, Robert wrote:
> I will look into this, but FYI, -DPIC should not be passed when
> compiling Fortran.

Why should -DPIC be passed at all for any compiler?

> Thanks,
> Robert
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Edwards [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 1:03 PM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Problem on rs6000-ibm-aix4.3.2.0 (Fortran)
> I have just run into problems trying to use libtool on a
> rs6000-ibm-aix4.3.2.0 system to build a library written in Fortran with
> the IBM compiler xlf/xlf90.
> There is an immediate compilation failure stating:
> xlf90: 1501-210 command option P contains an incorrect subargument
> libtool appears to insist on adding -DPIC to the compile command which
> is being interpreted very differently by the IBM compiler than g77 would
> treat it.
> I've searched the mail archives and found two references to this
> 'feature' but haven't come across any messages suggesting a method for
> curing it.
> As this is on rs6000 architecture, I got around the problem by modifying
> the libtool script to remove the addition of -DPIC but have no idea if
> this breaks something vitally important (it appeared to work okay).
> Steve

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