ld library problems

Aaron Gray aaronngray.lists@googlemail.com
Fri Mar 6 22:42:00 GMT 2009

> On Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 10:09:51PM -0000, Aaron Gray wrote:
>>I have some Linux code that uses ld and ld finds '.a' archive files
>>when given a -L path.  Cygwin's ld is not seeing these files and I have
>>to specifically list them with -l.
>>Anyone shine some light on this ?  Do I have to use '.la' ?  Or what ?
> We can't shed light on this without details.  Please provide some
> specific examples.

>From what I am seeing (this is not a tested example)

Given 'libTest2.a' in '/usr/build/Debug/lib'

    g++ -share -L/usr/build/Debug/lib test.o -o test.dll

This fails to find test2.a on Cygwin where it is found on Linux.

Where as the following works :-

    g++ -share -L/usr/build/Debug/lib test.o -o test.dll -ltest2.a 


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