[Ecls-list] ecl is linking unnecessarily to libintl.so (at least on OpenSolaris)

Dr. David Kirkby david.kirkby at onetel.net
Sat Sep 18 22:01:22 UTC 2010

On 09/18/10 10:45 PM, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 10:51 PM, Dr. David Kirkby
> <david.kirkby at onetel.net>wrote:
>> I'm sure you wont consider this a high priority, but ECL appears to be
>> linking
>> unnecessarily to libintl.so at least on OpenSolaris.
> This is very very old. It comes from the time when ECL was first ported to
> Solaris and at that time I found that the sockets linked code required this
> TCPLIBS='-lsocket -lnsl -lintl'  Maybe that is no longer the case.
> Juanjo

I think you just need to check in autoconf. It might depend on what version of 
Solaris one uses. It's far more portable then. I might want to build ECL on AIX 
at some point!

Note there's a report on sage-devel of a similar issue on Gentoo linux and ECL - 
in this case its


though as I pointed out, for me on OpenSolaris even a hello world links with the 
maths library. It might be the same on Gentoo.


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