Subject: Re: Add library dependencies to Xt and friends on a.out
To: Frederick Bruckman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 09/21/2000 09:49:48
On Thu, 21 Sep 2000, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
: Is there any reason not to give libraries the same treatment under
: a.out as under ELF?
No, but read on.
: Why this runs on 1ton without complaining about missing symbols is
: another mystery.
Since the old ld doesn't always complain about missing shared object
symbols, you won't see the error until runtime. And, since the a.out ld.so
defaults to RTLD_LAZY binding, you probably won't see a missing symbol error
until a needed (but missing) symbol is referenced. Since you can't actually
use the audio device on 1ton, the SM and ICE symbols probably aren't yet
: - #if !UseElfFormat
This modification should not be !UseElfFormat. Because we try to keep
things in a pseudo-mergeable state, and we don't want to bork FreeBSD 2.x
(which may or may not support the necessary things), this should change to:
#if !UseElfFormat && !defined(NetBSDArchitecture)
without removing the contained block.
(Note that O*BSD branched after NetBSD 1.2, at which point shlib
interdependencies should have worked. I'm not quite sure on that, so I
didn't add a "&& !defined(OpenBSDArchitecture)" to the if statement.)
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> * http://www.wasabisystems.com/
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