Subject: Re: pkg/5781: mysql doesnt build on alpha
To: Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 07/17/1998 09:51:57
On Fri, 17 Jul 1998, Tim Rightnour wrote:
: mysql does not build on alpha. Two problems:
: #1 -Bforcearchive breaks on alpha, --whole-archive is the answer to that
The build process is rather broken to begin with. There's no reason to
build the _pic.a _and_then_ build a .so from that. This brokenness is part
of the changes in patch-aa.
: #2 you need -rpath for some binaries.
#3 you need -soname libmysqlclient.so.# where # is only the major number of
: This solution is a bit easier than libtool IMHO..
Why? From looking at the Makefiles, libtool is a more elegant solution to
both. Libtool replaces the entire library build and binary link process
with a platform-independent one.
And, if it becomes possible for mysql to run on a NOPIC platform, all the
existing build procedure goes out the window anyway.
I'll create a libtool based pkg and send it to you; tell me what you think
of it then. Expect it later today or tomorrow morning.
-- Todd Vierling (Personal firstname.lastname@example.org; Bus. email@example.com)