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

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: [dev-serveez] Re: libtool 1.5 used in serveez package
Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 11:54:51 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 26 May 2003, stefan wrote:

> On Sun, 25 May 2003, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> > > This message indicates that libtool is not able/does not want to link the
> > > 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.  Static
> > > 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"?

More specifically, this would mean the libraries which are
automatically supplied by the compiler such as libstdc++.  The
'libiberty.a' library is just a porting tool and is not required in
order to build C and C++ programs.

Bob Friesenhahn

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