Policy on naming of implibs
lfarkas at lfarkas.org
Sat Nov 22 20:42:19 UTC 2008
Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> I think we need a policy of naming implibs.
> For example, the standard build of bzip2 builds a DLL and implib
> called 'bz2-1.dll' and 'bz2.dll.a' respectively. That's not in itself
> a problem because you can link with such a library by hand using:
> gcc foo.c -lbz2
> GCC apparently checks for both 'bz2.dll.a' and 'libbz2.dll.a', so it
> works in this situation.
> However libtool won't look for 'bz2.dll.a' at all, only an implib
> beginning with 'lib*'. If you try to specify the library by giving
> the full path to libtool, then libtool assumes it's a static library.
> The only way around this was to rename 'bz2.dll.a' -> 'libbz2.dll.a'
> which fixes my libtool problem. (Leaving the DLL with the same name
> was fine).
> So I think we need a policy that implibs need to be named after the
> pattern 'lib*.dll.a'.
> By my reckoning this problem affects:
> mingw32-bzip2 (fixed by the changeset above)
probably it's the best quick solution, but is not there any change to
fix it at the libtool side?
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