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Re: Shared libraries on AIX

From: Steve Edwards
Subject: Re: Shared libraries on AIX
Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 07:12:51 +0100

On Sat, 9 May 2009 20:01:18 +0200
Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi Steve,
> * Steve Edwards wrote on Sat, May 09, 2009 at 02:11:11PM CEST:
> [ -brtl ]
> > Should libtool be adding this flag, or is this something I should
> > be manually adding via AM_LDFLAGS? Every other aspect of the shared
> > library build is handled fine by libtool.
> As Bob already noted, you should be using it at configure time:
>   ./configure LDFLAGS=-Wl,-brtl
> (or maybe set judiciously inside  Quoting doc/notes.txt:
>    * On AIX there are two different styles of shared linking, one in
>      which symbols are bound at link-time and one in which symbols are
>      bound at runtime only, similar to ELF.  In case of doubt use
>      `LDFLAGS=-Wl,-brtl' for the latter style.

Thanks to both Ralf and Bob.

In that case, I will set this in I hadn't realised it was a 
policy level decision for this flag.

> Note that the Libtool macros will take some different turns when they
> see -brtl at configure time.

I did notice a few checks in the generated configure script when I took a quick 

Thanks again


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