AIX support

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Sun Sep 2 14:42:09 PDT 2007

On Mon, Sep 03, 2007 at 12:36:59AM +0300, Daniel Stone wrote:
> Well, basically, either:
>   a) you statically link everything, and pkg-config will DTRT, or

I am dynamically linking.

>   b) you list everything that you link each shared library with in
>      pkg-config's Requires.private/Libs.private/etc, and make pkg-config
>      spit out that when dynamically linking as well as statically, or

This is based on stock modular Xorg libraries.

>   c) you install *.la files and always use libtool to compile.

This is what I was considering first.

It seems that the AIX ld can actually do recursive linkage if properly
asked to, but it does seem like libtool doesn't support that. Given that
libtool has a number of major issues on AIX, this is not surprisingly.

It still remains a valid question whether modular Xorg wants to do (c)
anyway as it currently doesn't do that.


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