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Re: Libtool is "unfatting" my universal binaries

From: Brian
Subject: Re: Libtool is "unfatting" my universal binaries
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 16:59:46 -0600

Thanks. Can you explain why it only works on the host? I haven't tested it, but it doesn't make any sense to me. Why would the compiler/linker have the capability to produce libraries/binaries for another architecture if you can't run it on that architecture?!

On 10/7/07, Benoit SIGOURE <address@hidden> wrote:
On Oct 7, 2007, at 5:07 AM, Brian wrote:

> I am trying to make a universal binary out of our software on OSX.
> The general strategy is to configure with LDFLAGS/CXXFLAGS="-arch
> i386 -arch ppc". This seems to work for our convenience libraries,
> which become fat, but when it comes time to make one of our
> distribution libraries, libtemt, libtool recognizes the convenience
> libs are fat and "unfats" them!
> I produced a log:
> I assume I am doing something wrong, although I know that libtool
> is unaware of mac universal binaries. Does anyone have suggestions
> for getting my libs to be i386/ppc, without resorting to building
> on the actual hardware for each and lipo'ing them together?
> Thanks and cheers,
> Brian

Hello Brian,
Sorry I'm not able to help you, though I'd like to warn you that
several Free projects have been bitten by universal binaries because
they haven't been careful enough to test the binary produced on both
Intel Macs and PPC Macs.  Compiling with "-arch i386 -arch ppc" and
then running make check gives the false impression that the binary
produced work, because people easily forget it works only on the
$host.  That's why they often build the the Intel and PPC versions
separately (and thus test them separately) and then `lipo' them


Benoit Sigoure aka Tsuna
EPITA Research and Development Laboratory

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