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From:Warren Young Date:September 26 2005 8:45pm
Subject:Re: cygwin compilation
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Bernd Prager wrote:
> - creating a symbolic link libmysqlclient_r.a to

Sorry, but that's wrong.

First, the .a vs. .la thing is a libtool thing: if you don't have the 
libtool files, you need to build them, not fake them with symlinks.

Second, the reentrant vs. regular version of libmysqlclient: if you're 
building MySQL++ with thread support, you really need the reentrant 
libmysqlclient, not a symlink to the other version.

> - moving the -lz linker option to the end "LIBS = -lmysqlclient_r -lz"

I'm going to have to do some thinking to decide the right way to make 
that happen.  I may have to add a dedicated zlib autoconf test.

> I don't know why cygwin is so sensitive with the libz library

Dependent libraries have to be listed before their dependencies because 
the GNU linker deals with the libraries right to left: since 
libmysqlclient depends on libz, if the linker hasn't found the functions 
in libz by the time it starts looking at the imports in libmysqlclient, 
it complains.
cygwin compilationBernd Prager26 Sep
  • Re: cygwin compilationWarren Young26 Sep