Subject: Re: -lwrap and externals
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 04/08/2000 01:21:30
Martin Husemann wrote:

> I think this has been discussed on some of the NetBSD lists before:

Once or twice :-)

> 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.