Subject: Re: inter-shlib dependencies ?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/15/1999 16:37:11
Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Feb 1999, Jaromir Dolecek wrote:
> : Is this true for all NetBSD archs -- i.e. for ELF and something
> : other than i386 ?
> Only on ELF.  This is *not* true for any a.out platform, including i386.

Ok. It works for me. By ``it'' I mean:

1. write code (say function ``foo'') which calls function (say ``foo_yy''
	defined in library ``yy''

2. create a shared library from it, by:
	ld -Bshareable -o some.o -lyy

3. create simple app and link it against xx _only_:
	> cat main.c
	void main() { foo(); }
	> cc main.o -lxx
4. run it and watch it's okay and does it's job

Now, if ``xx'' would be linked as
	ld -Bshareable -o some.o

the same application would fail with something like
/usr/libexec/ Undefined symbol "_foo_yy_" in a.out:./

So this sounds like working. Am  I really confused here ?

> Because this cannot be guaranteed to be uniform on all NetBSD platforms.

pkglibtool guarantees uniform interface, not function, IMHO.

Jaromir Dolecek <>
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