RPM and shared library support

Nicholas Wourms nwourms@netscape.net
Thu May 8 14:41:00 GMT 2003

maxb@ukf.net wrote:
> Nicholas Wourms wrote:
>>Anyhow, it might take some effort to get elfutils working, but hopefully
>>it won't be too difficult.
> Since Cygwin doesn't use ELF, why do we need to bother?
> I have successfully built rpm by deleting the elfutils subdirectory,
> manually removing it from the list of subdirs in configure, and patching a
> few Makefiles to stop certain subsidiary programs (mostly to do with debug
> info) being built.

Perhaps to support cross building rpms?  Also, I get the feeling that 
elfutils will become further embedded into rpm, which will make it more 
difficult to build rpm without them.  Perhaps you are right, though, 
they aren't really needed...


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