Subject: Re: problems compiling ssh-1.2.17
To: Michael L. Hitch <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 05/18/1997 12:00:23
> The ld on the m68k port does not seem to include
> shared libraries if nothing in those libraries are referenced.

And, that behaviour is arguably incorrect.

For instance, say you want to do something like:

cc -o foo obj1.o obj2.o obj3.o obj4.o -linterpositionlib -lfoo # -lc

Who's to say that the symbols from "interpositionlib.a" won't be used
at run-time, i.e. the interpositionlib.a is necessarily the same from
link-time to run-time?  That's not the linker's decision...