Subject: Shared lirbaries for the VAX port are now enabled
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From: Matt Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/31/1998 01:55:54
I have committed the final changes to enable shared libraries
on the VAX port. I have successfully rebuilt NetBSD/vax using
a system which is running shared libraries.
To support shared libraries, the VAX port now uses EGCS and
Some caveats though:
1) Due to an EGCS bug, some files don't build at -O.
But they build at either -O0 or -O2 (I've been doing
my builds at -O2).
So place CFLAGS=-O2 in your /etc/mk.conf.
2) When linking shared, you will see lots of RRS text
relocations (usually for ___sF). This is due to the
way a.out shared libraries interact with VAX
addressing interacting with a limitation of ld(1).
I will fix this when I move the toolchain to ELF
So almost 2 decades since BSD starting running on VAXes, it now
has shared libraries. :-)
Matt Thomas Internet: email@example.com
3am Software Foundry WWW URL: http://www.3am-software.com/bio/matt/
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