How change libtool rule of naming dlls from "cygFOO-version.dll" to "FOO.dll"?

Larry Hall
Wed Dec 22 14:50:00 GMT 2004

At 01:44 AM 12/22/2004, you wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Larry Hall [] 
>> Chaos.  
>> 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
distrust. :-)

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                    
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