Subject: Re: static vs. dynamic runtime linking, again (was: PAM and su -K)
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/01/2005 10:04:32 (John Nemeth) writes:

> } The SunOS linker, which is what the SVR4 ELF linker is based on, had
> } no -R option.  Every -L option effectively became a -R option--that
>      There is a compile time option to tell gcc that you are using GNU
> ld, so this is a very poor excuse.  Also, the manpage for the Solaris 8
> version of ld does list -R as an option.  The part about -L doesn't say
> anything about the runtime search path.  I just checked and the manpage
> for Solaris 2.5 says the same thing.

When I say SunOS, I mean SunOS4, which used a.out.  Sorry for the