Subject: Re: c++ failing on 1.4.3/i386
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 10/16/2000 10:30:10
On Mon, 16 Oct 2000, Martin Husemann wrote:

: Isn't the linker supposed to manage duplicate -l items?

Yes.  But see below.

: So what is the real cause for the problem here and what is the right
: way (TM) to fix it?

No one has actually tripped over this problem in the old ld before.  The
correct fix is for the a.out based old ld *not* to link in code (regardless
of -Bforcearchive/--whole-archive) from libraries specified with "-l".  The
correct, or at least GNU-ld-compatible, method is to apply --whole-archive
only to ".a" arguments, not "-l" search libraries.

Well, this won't be fixed in 1.4.3, but I'll try to whip up a fix soonish.  

-- Todd Vierling <>  *
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