C++ lib linking differs between intel and alpha?

H.J. Lu hjl@lucon.org
Fri Sep 18 13:05:00 GMT 1998

> >>>>> Richard Henderson <rth@cygnus.com> writes:
> > Well, its only partially installed -- perhaps a packaging 
> > problem at Red Hat.  You are missing
> >   ln -s libstdc++.so.2.8.0 /usr/lib/libstdc++.so
> Well, it must have been deleted accidentally by me or someone else in
> the past.  The package is ok.  Oh well, creating the link has restored
> the shared linking of the C++ library... thanks.  Which brings me back
> to my original question: should I be compiling/linking with egcs 1.0.3
> or egcs 1.1, given what the egcs 1.1 caveats page says about binary
> incompatibilities?

You may be able to get away with using egcs 1.1 with C++ libraries
compiled for egcs 1.0.3 on Linux/Alpha. But I wouldn't recommend it.

That is the exact problem my library interface patch tries to address.
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