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Re: Including full path to shared library in the executable file

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 10:47:11AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On May 21 21:43, Balaji Venkataraman wrote:
>> On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 9:19 PM, Balaji Venkataraman wrote:
>> > My question is whether there is a way to include the full path to the .dll
>> > while creating the .exe - much like how cmake "link_directories" or
>> > "target_link_libraries" allows you to - for e.g. on Linux (an ldd on the
>> > executable file shows the full path to the .so file and thus
>> > precludes the need to explicitly set LD_LIBRARY_PATH). While this is not a
>> > cmake question (or a cmake mailing list) if you have experience solving
>> > this problem using cmake, would appreciate those insights as well.
>> I found this while looking for cygwin RPATH:
>> Perhaps
>> the lack of RPATH support on Windows/Cygwin is the reason?
>RPATH is an ELF feature.  Full paths to DLLs are not supported by the
>PE/COFF executable format.  Also, Cygwin DLLs are still loaded by the
>Windows loader, so POSIX paths won't work, and full Windows paths won't
>make much sense, given that Cygwin is not always installed into
>The solution for this would be an ELF loader in Cygwin and a Cygwin
>linker which produces ELF DLLs by default.  But that's quite a big
>project on its own and nobody seemed to have fun, time, or money, to
>implement this.

So, maybe *next* Thursday then?


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