On Sun, Jan 28, 2001 at 01:24:47PM +0100, Florian Lohoff wrote: > On Sun, Jan 28, 2001 at 02:27:54AM -0800, Ryan Murray wrote: > > > > The problem is that libtool uses file to determine whether something > > is a shared library or not, with a very specific regular expression. > > This regex fails on mips, because file also outputs the level of mips > > processor the code was compiled for (mips-1, mips-2, etc.), screwing up > > the regex, and causing libtool to not put this extra information into > > libraries. > [...] > > If you want to fix the problem now, grab the patch in bug #83303, and apply > > it and recompile/install file, or attempt to apply the patch directly > > to /usr/share/misc/magic. The latter should work, with a lot of fuzz, but > > I haven't tried it myself... > > Without looking at the patch - Is there any way to get this additional > information from file ? As its theoretically possible to build programs The patch simply moves the mips-# info to be later on down the string, so it is still displayed, as well as matching what libtool is looking for. > for mips2 and higher which wont run on mips1 machines thus this information > could be quiet important. There are already source packages that attempt to optimize for higher processors :) -- Ryan Murray, (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) Projects Manager, Stormix Technologies Inc., Debian Developer The opinions expressed here are my own.
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