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Re: No LT_GLOBAL flag in dlopen on debian?

From: Tim Furlong
Subject: Re: No LT_GLOBAL flag in dlopen on debian?
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 15:30:32 -0400

Hi Bob and Ralf,

Thanks for your responses, that makes sense. Do you happen to know offhand which platforms or families of platforms don't support that functionality?

Much appreciated,

On 6/1/06, Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:
* Bob Friesenhahn wrote on Thu, Jun 01, 2006 at 07:37:51PM CEST:
> For libtool 2.0 the decision was made to not use LT_GLOBAL since it
> represents non-portable functionality which is not part of the goals
> of libltdl.

Right.  Although we know packages where this will cause problems.
Now we know another one.

> Maybe this change also appeared in libtool 1.5.22.

Not in GNU Libtool.  Only in Debian's version.

> Libltdl is a portability library rather than a full-featured
> replacement for dlopen() as provided by platform 'X'.

Well, there are arguments for both choices here.  We could look into
allowing choice here in some way.  (No, I don't have a good idea.)


Tim Furlong
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