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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 3/4] m4/python: fix checks for Python library support

On 2/22/16 1:14 PM, Doug Goldstein wrote:
> On 2/22/16 10:22 AM, Ian Jackson wrote:
>> Doug Goldstein writes ("[PATCH v2 3/4] m4/python: fix checks for Python 
>> library support"):
>>> AC_CHECK_LIB() was running gcc -Llib -lm -lutils conftest.c which on
>>> platforms that do as needed operations by default will result in
>>> underlinking. Instead AC_CHECK_LIB() suggests supplying the extra
>>> libraries necessary in a 5th argument.
>> I'm afraid I don't quite follow why the code in the patch has the
>> effect you desire.  Why does setting LDFLAGS not work ?  Forgive me if
>> I'm being dense - I'm afraid I have a cold.
>> Regards,
>> Ian.
> You need to put your libraries after the sources. e.g.
> gcc -W -march=native -Llibs -o program program.c -lm -lcustom
> Not before. That's why there's a difference between LIBS and LDFLAGS.
> The proper order is:
> The reason is the compiler reduces the symbols to only the symbols used
> in each stage. By putting the libraries first the symbols are all
> reduced out and the result is a compiler failure.
> I can link you to the Gentoo docs on this:
> https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Quality_Assurance/As-needed#Failure_in_..2Fconfigure

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Doug Goldstein

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