ld searching in /lib for 64-bit libs

Kai Tietz Kai.Tietz@onevision.com
Mon Jan 14 16:06:00 GMT 2008

Hi NightStrike,

> When I compile binutils for x86_64-pc-mingw32, I generally put all of
> the runtime libraries including crt1.o and crt2.o into
> (prefix)/x86_64-pc-mingw32/lib64, where (prefix) is the prefix used
> when configuring and installing binutils.  ld will not find crt2.o,
> however, until I move or copy everything from the aforementioned lib64
> directory into (prefix)/x86_64-pc-mingw32/lib.  Is this correct
> behavior?  I would think that 64-bit libraries should be in lib64, and
> 32-bit libraries should be in lib, consistent with other directory
> structures.  If I am wrong, where is the proper place for ld to find
> crt2.o?  What are all the possible locations for it?

Yes, ld searches in lib. This is reasoned by the spec-file. May alter your 
spec file search directory and it will work as you expect AFAIK.

 i.A. Kai Tietz

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