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Re: PATCH: Fix shared library build for libiberty


On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 12:47:51PM -0500, DJ Delorie wrote:
> 
> > Just to make sure that everyone understands that we don't build
> > libiberty.so for libiberty.
> 
> Right, but some distros do.  We don't support them, but they do.
> 
> > If we build libiberty.so, we have to be very careful about the ABI.
> 
> In general, we are, but not enough for .so's.
> 
> > If we don't build libiberty.so, I don't see there is a need for
> > libtool. My top level patch is better.
> 
> I'd rather use something compatible with all the other libraries, so
> that things are more likely to "just work".  Having extra files in
> toplevel just for libiberty, when everyeone else is doing something
> different, is bad.
> 
> Plus, if someone *does* want to make a libiberty.so for themselves,
> this would make it a bit easier for them.

Do we want to use automake on libiberty? Every other library uses it.


H.J.


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