Re: mklibs and brltty
Bastian Blank <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sun, Sep 07, 2003 at 09:04:39PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
>> Could weak symbols solve the problem? I'm not very familiar with
>> shared library internals, but I believe a weak symbol will be selected
>> from the library if no other matching symbol is available. If the
>> library provides such symbol, it would make mklibs happy, while the
>> shared library linker would still select the symbol from the
>> executable. Is this correct? I am mostly guessing based on the
>> rumors I've heard about weak symbols.
Hmm, can you give me a hint on how one is supposed to
define a weak symbol? This is all rather new to me.
> dropping subdirs which aren't referenced via rpath from the resolver in
> mklibs. none of that libs will be reduced.
I am sorry, I do not grasp this sentence in the given context.
The problem is not reduction, at least not AFAICS. mklibs is not
supposed to reduce /lib/brltty/lib*.so. It only checks that
all referenced symbols are actually defined somewhere (in a library),
which fails since the missing symbol is actually defined in
the executable that loads the lib.
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