Subject: Re: Compiling GNU tools....
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/25/1996 20:25:31
>Date: Wed, 25 Sep 1996 23:12:32 +0100
>From: (Julian Bean)

>>Solaris shlibs are quite different from SunOS (and hence NetBSD)
>>shlibs.  SunOS's ldd segfaults when you run it on a shared library.
>OK.  Fair enough.  It doesn't answer my question, though.  Can the NetBSD
>shlib model cause other libs to be 'pulled in' in the solaris style?  If
>so, surely ldd _should_ work on them (I mean, should be made to, I guess).

This is one of those questions which is best answered with, "not yet."

>And equally, Why doesn't curses pull in termcap.
>If it doesn't because our doesn't work that way, then why is our
>curses dependant on termcap when other OS's aren't?

Because our shared library implementation doesn't handle interlibrary
dependencies as gracefully as some others do.
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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