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Bug 82962 - generated libtool fails on Irix std C++
Summary: generated libtool fails on Irix std C++
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: libtool
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Karsten Hopp
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-29 00:02 UTC by Wagner T. Correa
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-12-20 07:25:39 UTC

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Description Wagner T. Correa 2003-01-29 00:02:48 UTC
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Description of problem:
The libtool file generated on Linux doesn't work on Irix when compiling a
library written in standard C++.

To compile such a library on Irix, you have to pass the flag -LANG:std to the
compiler and the linker.  But libtool thinks that that flag specifies a path to
search for libraries.

This is a known problem, and in libtool there is an attempt to fix it:

      # The native IRIX linker understands -LANG:*, -LIST:* and -LNO:*
      # so, if we see these flags be careful not to treat them like -L
        case $with_gcc/$host in
          compile_command="$compile_command $arg"
          finalize_command="$finalize_command $arg"

The problem is that earlier in the libtool file with_gcc is defined as blank,
instead of defined as "no":

# Is the compiler the GNU C compiler?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. write a standard C++ library
2. create a tarball on Linux
3. try to compile the library on Irix

Actual Results:  The linking phase will fail because the -LANG:std flag is not
passed correctly to the linker.

Expected Results:  libtool should have defined with_gcc=no.

Additional info:

If you change libtool so that with_gcc=no, then the linking phase succeeds.

Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2003-05-01 14:45:37 UTC
I recommend to report this problem on

Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2003-07-08 12:41:53 UTC
Looks like this is fixed in libtool-1.5:

	case $with_gcc/$host in
	no/*-*-irix* | /*-*-irix*)
	  compile_command="$compile_command $arg"
	  finalize_command="$finalize_command $arg"

libtool-1.5 is now in rawhide - could you try with that please?

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