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Re: [libvirt] Fedora MinGW - need for *.def files



On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 11:34:51AM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 11:23:15AM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > [This is just a FYI ...]
> > 
> > Upstream binutils or gcc changed the default way that symbols are
> > exported for cross-compiled (Fedora MinGW) DLLs.  Previously all
> > symbols were exported.  Now they are only exported if they are
> > explicitly listed in a *.def file.
> > 
> > There are two ways that libvirt could be changed to do the right
> > thing here.
> 
> > Or create a *.def file.  It looks like:
> > 
> >   LIBRARY libvirt.dll
> >   DESCRIPTION "libvirt foo blah"
> >   EXPORTS
> >   <<list of symbol names, one per line>>
> > 
> >   http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d91k01sh%28VS.80%29.aspx
> >   http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/28d6s79h%28VS.80%29.aspx
> > 
> > The LIBRARY and DESCRIPTION lines are optional.
> 
> This method sounds appealing to me - we could likely auto-generate
> this file from the master src/libvirt_public.syms file we already
> have for Linux/Solaris

  yup, Rich how urgent is that ? maybe we should try to fix this for
0.7.3 (I'm also wondering why I didn't see this for libxml2/libxslt)

Daniel

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