Subject: Re: pkg/11189: pkg tcl-8.3.2 won't compile on i386 1.4.1
To: Frederick Bruckman <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/11/2000 00:38:07
On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
: The real problem is that libtool-1.3.5nb5 is stripping the "-Wl,"
: arguments to "cc" on a.out.
Part of the real problem is that nothing should be passing "-Wl," to
libtool. The purpose of libtool is to eliminate hacks such as -Wl and to
use a standard set of compile options.
The fact that tcl was "converted" from a non-libtooled package contributes
to this problem showing up here, however.
: [It doesn't do that on ELF because it doesn't have to -- on ELF, linking
: is always done with "cc". On a.out, the new old behavior with nb5 is to
: link shared libraries with "ld", while executables are evidently still
: linked with "cc".]
Which is as it should be. Only *some* versions of the a.out "cc" can cope
with "cc -shared"; older versions must use "ld -Bshareable". However, given
that, libtool probably shouldn't strip "-Wl" on any platform, as it's a
cc-specific option (and needs to stay that way when calling cc).
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