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Re: BUG (cygwin 1.5.19-4): libdl.a is missing

On Sat, Jul 15, 2006 at 07:21:53AM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
>According to Christopher Faylor on 6/4/2006 5:38 PM:
>>I've added a libdl.a to the latest snapshot, however any project which
>>relies on the existence of this library without checking to see if it
>>exists is broken as far as portability is concerned.
>By doing so, you broke CVS libtool (which will someday become libtool
>2.0).  Now that libtool can find -ldl, but there is no dynamic library
>behind it, libtool is now spitting out the following warning on every
>attempt to create a dll that depends on libltdl:

What is a "dynamic library"?  Do you mean a dll?  How did libtool deal
with libc.a, libm.a, etc.?

FWIW, my level of caring about libtool issues is not very high so if
there is a solution here, it's in libtool not in cygwin.  I'm not going
to make accommodations in cygwin because a tool which is supposed to
"streamline" the building of libraries is too stupid to do it right.

There doesn't have to be a one-to-one correspondence between the name
of a library and a DLL so libtool really seems to be broken if it assuming
that because there is a libdl.a there must also be a cygdl.dll.


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