Subject: Re: "-Ldir -lname" vs. "dir/"
To: Johnny Lam <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 03/13/2002 17:18:54
On Wed, 13 Mar 2002, Todd Vierling wrote:

: Is this buildlink or libtool that does the relinking?  If buildlink, then
: libtool is broken and needs to be fixed (since the package with libtool
: won't work out-of-the-box).  In either case, relinking the binaries is
: completely unnecessary for NetBSD, as well as any other ELF-compliant
: system.

...Not to mention that relinking after an improper link is just wrong
anyway, since one link can fail where the other succeeded (thanks to missing
or renamed symbols in one of the two versions).

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