Subject: Re: mozilla maintainer wanted
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ron Roskens <email@example.com>
Date: 04/25/2000 12:54:05
On Tue, 25 Apr 2000 12:37:01 -0500 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 25, 2000 at 11:12:50AM -0600, Ron Roskens wrote:
> > I was looking into this on the -i386 side. The problem here is
> > that with shared libraries the linker is looking for
> > libxpcom.so. mozilla installs a link in dist/bin and dist/lib
> > for libxpcom.so.1.0. Making a link from libxpcom.so.1.0 to
> > libxpcom.so kept things compiling.
> > Except that even doing you still can't run the regExport binary
> > since:
> > pos# ldd regExport
> > regExport:
> > -lplds4 => not found
> > -lplc4 => not found
> > -lnspr4 => not found
> > -lxpcom.1 => not found
> Let me guess: these aren't installed in the standard /usr/lib
> directory when you try this? I'll bet it's not adding the correct
> -Wl,-rpath,... arguments to run when the libraries are in dist/lib.
> To fix add the appropriate rpath argument (i.e. a relative path pointing
> to where the libs actually are). It would be really nice if "-L<foo>"
> did -Wl,-path,<foo> automatically, but it doesn't.
Yep. Mozilla seems to want to build a dist tree off of
work/mozilla/dist/ and then link in a bunch of files. (headers,
To make things even more fun mozilla uses a common OS_LDFLAGS
make variable which it passes to both $CC and $LD.