Subject: Re: libbfd [was Re: libiberty]
To: Nathan J. Williams <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/07/2002 14:24:39
On 7 Apr 2002, Nathan J. Williams wrote:

: > On a related note, I recently discovered that we install libbfd as a
: > full-fledged library, with .a, .so, and _pic.a versions, but we don't
: > install bfd.h. Is this intentional? It doesn't seem right... either we
: > should include bfd.h, or we shouldn't bother with the .a forms.
: Clearly I need to clean out my system more often; I just noticed that
: the .a forms aren't installed anymore.

Yah.  MKLINKLIB=no should be set by the Makefile (which causes .so.MAJOR and
.so.MAJOR.MINOR to be installed, no more, for runtime support only), so I'm
not entirely sure when or why the .a's popped up.  The non-PIC objects
shouldn't even be built at all by the libbfd Makefile.

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