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

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Sat Sep 18 22:36:04 UTC 2010

On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 12:01 AM, Dr. David Kirkby
<david.kirkby at onetel.net>wrote:

> 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!

What should I check for? What should I need on each version of Solaris that
exists out there? There is no way to treat that platform in a portable way
if that is waht you mean. It is not portable at all what the solaris people
opted for (having a separate library for sockets and also other libraries I
do not even know what for), and it is also not portable their changes among
OS releases. Autoconf does not help here: one would have to hardcode the
knowledge of which libraries are needed and which are not.

Note there's a report on sage-devel of a similar issue on Gentoo linux and
> ECL - in this case its
>        /lib/libdl.so.2
>        /lib/libm.so.6

I do not understand these concerns: libdl is mandated for dlopen and libm is
needed for all the mathematical functions. I think your developers are being
overzealous about this.


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