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

On 11/16/2009 02:34 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 02:20:23PM +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
On 11/16/2009 12:34 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
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

So this:

`-export-symbols SYMFILE'
      Tells the linker to export only the symbols listed in SYMFILE.
      The symbol file should end in `.sym' and must contain the name of
      one symbol per line.  This option has no effect on some platforms.
      By default all symbols are exported.

does not work for MinGW?

As I understand it [and note: I have *not* tried it] the documentation
there is wrong for MinGW.  You should pass a *.def file as the
parameter when the compiler target [ie. "host"] is Windows.

The libtool code suggests that in addition a .def file is accepted by libtool on Windows hosts, but this is undocumented and the detection is very simplistic:

           # exporting using user supplied symfile
            if test "x`$SED 1q $export_symbols`" != xEXPORTS; then
              # and it's NOT already a .def file.

So passing LIBRARY as the first line doesn't work. :-(

However, passing a simple one-symbol-per-line file should work.


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