Linking problems

Earnie Boyd
Wed Jan 26 15:05:00 GMT 2000

--- Andre Oliveira da Costa <> wrote:
> (please refer to previous email for the explanation of the problem)
> Hi,
> making some more tests, I realized that some -L directives for the linker
> were missing, and this obviously explains why the linker was unable to link
> the application. But, the strange thing is: the linker does not spit any
> warning like "cannot find symbol xxx (foo.c)". I'm not sure this is the
> default behavior, but I'm sure I had this kind of output on my Linux box
> (older version of gcc, though).
> Also, I cannot seem to be able to pass parameters directly to the linker via
> the -Xlinker [param] scheme. It doesn't work with -Wl,[parm] either.
> However, if I try to use the linker directly (i.e. "ld -o foo.exe ..."
> instead of "gcc -o foo.exe ..."), I do see some reaction to parameters
> like -M. It looks like gcc is ignoring it... Is anybody else also
> experiencing this?
> (using gcc 2.95.2, ld 2.9.4, uname -a = "CYGWIN_NT-4.0 COSTA
> 22.0(0.16/3/2) 1999-11-23 09:38:16 i586 unknown")

This is a known bug of your version of collect2.


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