[gnutls-dev] Problem linking gnutls 1.0.16

Bob Friesenhahn bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us
Sun Jul 25 03:58:50 CEST 2004

On Sun, 25 Jul 2004, Nikos Mavroyanopoulos wrote:

> On Sunday 25 July 2004 01:01, you wrote:
>> The point is that if the x509 library is a libtool "convenience"
>> library then its objects are extracted to regular .o files before
>> linking the application.  In this case it is not treated like a true
>> archive library.
> This looks like solaris-specific. Anyway are you aware if this is a
> libtool bug in this platform? Convenience libraries, were really convenient
> but if they are not portable I may replace them with direct compiling in other
> directories.

It is a libtool shortcomming, but not necessarily specific to Solaris. 
Apparently the Linux (GNU) linker (or perhaps the 'ar' utility) does a 
better job of dealing with object files that have the same name.

>> Has gnutls only been built and tested under Linux?
> Yes, this is my development platform.

Have you considered testing on other platforms?

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us

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