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Re: Linking together .dll using .a static libraries

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Linking together .dll using .a static libraries
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 12:02:37 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

* Roumen Petrov wrote on Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 10:07:19PM CET:
> LRN wrote:
>> OK, maybe it's a stupid question, but i have to ask anyway.
>> MinGW ships some static .a libraries. How do i link these to shared .dll
>> libraries? It seems that libtool always performs a check (filemagic in
>> my case) on each -lname argument, and to pass that check the library has
>> to be "x86 archive import" or "x86 DLL", but not "x86 archive static".
> Some of those libraries are always linked as example mingwex.

Which libraries are this exactly (for various MinGW versions), and are
any of these import libs?

For the non-import default-linked ones, we should probably add
exceptions to libtool to accept them, but I'm not sure whether
that is the right thing here.


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