Re: Library support in gnat-4.6.3?
On Thu, 2012-03-29 at 13:40 +0200, Svante Signell wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-03-29 at 12:58 +0200, Svante Signell wrote:
> > On Thu, 2012-03-29 at 11:01 +0200, Ludovic Brenta wrote:
> > > On Thu, 29 Mar 2012 10:56:04 +0200, Svante Signell wrote:
> > > > Any ideas about reinstating the gnattools-cross target in Debian by
> > > > modifying the ada-libgnatvsn.diff patch?
> > >
> > > That would take quite a lot of effort. Actually the patch that breaks
> > > cross builds is ada-link-lib.diff; it is this patch that causes the
> > > tools like gnatmake to be linked dynamically rather than statically
> > > against libgnat. As a consequence, libgnat becomes a host-and-target
> > > library as opposed to just a target library. Patches welcome :)
> > What was the Debian reason to link gnatmake dynamically instead of
> > statically?
> Follow-up: Looks like the ada-link-lib.diff patch was introduced for
> gnat-4.1 in 2006 already. Additionally, from what I can see libada is
> not built by default any longer, only configured. What is/was the
> purpose of that library?
Anybody: Why was (some) this patch made?? It is a large sidestep from
upstream, and is now six years old.