Policy on naming of implibs

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Sun Nov 23 17:37:03 UTC 2008

On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 05:50:02PM +0100, Farkas Levente wrote:
> Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 09:42:19PM +0100, Farkas Levente wrote:
> >> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> >>> So I think we need a policy that implibs need to be named after the
> >>> pattern 'lib*.dll.a'.
> > 
> > Agreed.
> > 
> >>> By my reckoning this problem affects:
> >>>
> >>>   mingw32-bzip2 (fixed by the changeset above)
> >>>   mingw32-readline
> >>>   mingw32-pdcurses
> >> probably it's the best quick solution, but is not there any change to
> >> fix it at the libtool side?
> > 
> > While nice in theory it doesn't really help us for any existing released
> > software. All apps ship with the libtool scripts in their source tree
> > and we absolutely don't want to be in the business of replacing the
> > existing libtool scripts in things we're building.
> but may be can ask libtool people since i assume they don't even aware
> this problem.

Be my guest.  There's a bug in AC_CHECK_LIB too where it can't detect
certain types of Windows libraries, which needs to be raised with
upstream autotools.


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