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From "Brian Havard" <>
Subject Re: How to link...
Date Sat, 24 Mar 2001 15:50:45 GMT
On Sat, 24 Mar 2001 10:33:13 -0000, David Reid wrote:

>I though OS/2 would have the same problem from previous conversations.  If I
>can help let me know.

Well, actually I'm pretty much done. I just have to manually add the
missing symbols to the core's .def file until I find a better way to
automate it. I'll wait till Roy finishes his build reorganisation before
commiting my build changes though. 

If you want to check out the replacement libtool I wrote, you can see it at
It's a pretty quick hack but seems to work.

>From: "Brian Havard" <>
>> On Sat, 24 Mar 2001 00:18:49 -0000, David Reid wrote:
>> >This came to light while trying to get PHP to build as a shared object
>> >BeOS with apache 2, but I don't think it'll be a problem unique to
>> >
>> >Basically, it won't link as beos doesn't allow undefined symbols in
>> >libraries.  this present a problem when trying to use the brigades,
>> >etc as while I can happily link in apr, apr-util and mm, I can't actually
>> >link a library that has just the defines I need, well not without
>> >virtually all of apache!  It'd be useful if we had a library that we
>> >along with mod_so that had all the relevant pieces from apache that a
>> >needs from the apache code so platforms with this restriction could
>> Sounds like BeOS shared libraries are a lot like OS/2 DLLs. I'm currently
>> working on making loadable modules work under OS/2 so we're probably both
>> on the same page right now. A key ingredient is the shared core. This is
>> httpd.dll that contains all of the core code and exports all the public
>> symbols. The DSO modules resolve their symbols by linking against
>> httpd.dll's import library.
>> Coming up with a full set of core exports is proving a challenge though.
>> Parsing exports.c gets most of them but misses the macro generated hooks,
>> data symbols (EG ap_server_root) and a few with odd declarations that
>> make_export.awk doesn't spot (I'm fixing the ones of the last type). I
>> to avoid a hard coded list if at all possible.
>> Because OS/2 is poorly supported by libtool for making shared libraries
>> does static ones just fine though is painfully slow) I've written my own
>> libtool replacement in C to do a better job. It's also several orders of
>> magnitude faster :). I'll commit this eventually (probably in apr/build)
>> case it's useful to other non-libtool friendly platforms.

 |  Brian Havard                 |  "He is not the messiah!                   |
 |  |  He's a very naughty boy!" - Life of Brian |

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