Subject: pkg: building shared libs
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/25/1998 21:10:33
What is the preferred way of building shared libraries within
package ? As there are differences in building them on a.out and
ELF systems, there are basically two approaches - special case ELF
systems (this is definitely unnecesary redundancy) or convert build
Makefile to one using <> (this is harder to maintain).

For example gdbm package builds only static library just now
(with pkgsrc from Jan/10/1998) and there may exist some others too.

Jaromir Dolecek <>
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