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Re: [dev-serveez] Re: libtool 1.5 used in serveez package

From: Max Bowsher
Subject: Re: [dev-serveez] Re: libtool 1.5 used in serveez package
Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 10:45:24 +0100

stefan wrote:
> On Sun, 25 May 2003, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
>>> This message indicates that libtool is not able/does not want to link
>>> static archive libiberty.a to the libserveez.dll.  This worked perfectly
>>> with 1.4.2.  When looking at the magic_regex_expr ('file_magic ^x86
>>> archive import|^x86 DLL') in libtool.m4 one can get the impression that
>>> windows dlls are now allowed to be linked against other dlls only.
>>> archives are not allowed anymore.  Has this some reason?
>> It was a bug to allow Windows DLLs to link against static libraries
>> other than those delivered with the compiler.  1.5 fixes this bug.
> The static archive we are talking about is 'libiberty.a' which comes with
> the mingw32 compiler.  Or what do you mean by "static libraries delivered
> with the compiler"?

I think the special exception only applies to core compiler libs like
libstdc++, libsupc++, libgcc. I'm not sure of the exact list.


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