Subject: Re: -lwrap and externals
To: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/07/2000 11:51:02
>> Libwrap has a (IMHO) broken API requiring externals by the caller:
>> [ ... ]
>> Anyway, this sounds like a bug in the i386/ELF linker to me...
>s#i386/##; - it appears to affect all NetBSD ELF platforms, not just
>i386. I've seen the same on mips and alpha as well...
>As I understand it, it's pretty bogus for a library to require external
>symbols. Whether or not the current ELF linker behaviour is correct or
>not seems to be debatable.
it's broken, period. i've seen this "broken" behavior on different
operating systems and different platforms. usually the program that
doesn't define the symbols itself can do without the library (eg
mail.local in a new sendmail release) so simply relinking without
-lwrap is fine.
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