Subject: Re: pkgsrc/AIX
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael <email@example.com>
Date: 07/20/2004 02:13:50
>>> fwiw, I didn't have any troubles with libtool causing missing
>>> although I do remember it being a little tricky to get it working at
>>> Perhaps you're getting the wrong version of libtool?
>> Which version did you use? I know only my 4.3.2 and the linker is
>> extremely picky. It likes only libs if they're .a archives ( when you
>> use -lblah it only looks for libblah.a, contrary to the docs which say
>> it also looks for libblah.so ), the runtime linker doesn't resolve
> I believe the docs actual mean a .so _inside_ the .a. (vs. .o's within
> the .a), but I haven't looked at the man pages for months.
No, the man page says explicitly it would look for libwhatever.so
first, then libwhatever.a in dynamic mode or only libwhatever.a in
> You're using the AIX ld right?
Yes, if I remember correctly the GNU binutils still aren't really
recommended on AIX 4.x so I didn't try.
>> Libtool seems to assume that everything ending on .a is a static
>> library when linked as some/path/libblah.la which causes endless
>> with shared libs that link to a mix of static and other shared libs,
>> like libgtk2 - in this case it ignores all the static libs. No idea
>> to resolve that, so far I'm always hacking the Makefile and add the
> shit. that means they haven't released the newer version of libtool
> yet. It sure is taking long enough. I've got a libtool package
> around someone that works. I'll see if I can find it and send it to
I'd be happy to try it :)
> There _is_ support in the very latest libtool for AIX style .a
> but it got kind of screwed up because of the gnu break-in a while ago,
> so they reverted the published libtool to an earlier version.
Ah, that makes some sense. libtool can create AIX shared libs for a
while but all the dependency stuff is still pretty much broken
>> by hand as -Wl,libwhatever.a so libtool doesn't see it - nothing I'm
>> all happy with but I have absolutely no clue how to hack libtool...
> ugh.. hacking libtool. *shudder*
Yeah, I don't like perl, awk, m4 and whatever else they're using at all.
>> Then - something completely different - do you know of any way to get
>> CD 2 and 3 of AIX 4.3.2 or 4.3.3 for a Motorola PowerStack II? Mine
> no clue. I haven't done any real admin type work on aix other than
> pkgsrc, so I don't know a whole lot about installing/updating/etc.. the
> base system.
Damn. Do I'll have to look for a really cheap RS/6000 43P or so that
comes with AIX 4.3.something... I had access to a 4.3.3 set but it
lacked any PReP support so it didn't even boot. Maybe i should have
kept the OpenGL stuff but I doubt it would install...