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RE: How change libtool rule of naming dlls from "cygFOO-version.dll" to "FOO.dll"?
- From: Larry Hall <lh-no-personal-replies-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: "Mike Kenny - BCX - Professional Services JHB" <Mike dot Kenny at bcx dot co dot za>, "Cygwin List" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 09:44:45 -0500
- Subject: RE: How change libtool rule of naming dlls from "cygFOO-version.dll" to "FOO.dll"?
- References: <0C7AD907113E984F9C2AF0B651D0D3DE57713A@exmid04.africa.enterprise.root>
- Reply-to: Cygwin List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
At 01:44 AM 12/22/2004, you wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Larry Hall [mailto:email@example.com]
>> Windows does not support loading of DLLs through links.
>Thanks Larry, another validation of my distrust of windoze :-)
OK, well then I guess I should do a little work to dispel some of your
After rereading this thread, I realize I'm wrong about this. :-( When I
originally read the comment about linking, I thought "symbolic link", which
is done so often with .so's on Linux/Unix. That won't work because the
Windows loader will not load DLLs through Cygwin's symbolic links. However,
the original response did not include the '-s' flag for 'ln'. Without it,
you get a "hard link" on NTFS formatted partitions and a copy everywhere
else. Windows will load either of these as a DLL (no surprise in the second
case at least ;-) ).
Sorry for the confusion (mine and that which I caused).
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
838 Washington Street (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746
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