making .so files...

Jason Pyeron
Thu Oct 20 22:31:00 GMT 2005

On Thu, 20 Oct 2005, Yaakov S (Cygwin Ports) wrote:

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> Jason Pyeron wrote:
>> I am working with the Asterisk application, it uses "modules" these are
>> .so files which are linked against the main executable.
>> Asterisk will load a module, which may or may not make use of code
>> exported by the main executable.
> If I understand you correctly, then it's not so difficult; I've done it
> myself with bmp, gedit, gthumb, liferea, and xmms.
> I don't know Asterisk, but it doesn't appear to use autotools; this
> makes things more difficult, especially if you want to make a portable
> patch.
> First, make sure that the asterisk executable is built *first*; you may
> need to precede '.' to the SUBDIRS variable (i.e. SUBDIRS = . subdir1
> subdir2 etc.)
> Add the following to the asterisk executable's LDFLAGS:
> '-Wl,--export-all-symbols,--out-implib,libasterisk.dll.a'
> Then, add the following to all the modules LDFLAGS, specifying the
> correct location: '-Wl,/path/to/libasterisk.dll.a'.
> Of course, make sure that all requisite link libraries are specified in
> LIBS for both the executable and the modules.
> You'll still need to find some way of making all this dependent on
> Cygwin in the Makefiles in order to make this portable.

I will try it this weekend, this is good to know.

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