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Re: Shared libraries with GNU ld on AIX433?

> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 12:21:53 -0600
> From: "Scott Thomason" <>

> I'm building GNU ld from the 2001-03-15 cvs source. I utter:
>  ./configure \
>   --prefix=/gnut \
>   --enable-shared \
>   --with-gnu-ld \
>   --enable-build-warnings \
>   --disable-nls
> ...and it tells me:
> *** Warning: the GNU linker, at least up to release 2.9.1, is reported
> *** to be unable to reliably create shared libraries on AIX.
> *** Therefore, libtool is disabling shared libraries support.  If you
> *** really care for shared libraries, you may want to modify your PATH
> *** so that a non-GNU linker is found, and then restart.
> Will this cvs version of binutils/ld support AIX433 shared libraries, and if so, what magic words do I need to add to ./configure (or ???) to make it happen?

This version does appear to work for shared libraries (at least,
no-one has reported any problems), but libtool believes it doesn't.
You probably want to contact the libtool maintainers.

- Geoffrey Keating <>

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