[vlc-devel] Re: vlc: svn commit r18275 (damienf)

Rémi Denis-Courmont rem at videolan.org
Wed Dec 6 09:05:22 CET 2006

Le mardi 5 décembre 2006 18:29, Subversion daemon a écrit :
> r18275 | damienf | 2006-12-05 18:29:07 +0100 (Tue, 05 Dec 2006) | 2
> lines Changed paths:
>    M /trunk/activex/Makefile.am
>  activex: when linking against the shared lib DLL, it looks like the
> linker is picking the DLL name from inside the file, rather than the
> filename itself. in most cases, this is not a problem, as both are
> usually the same. Unfortunately, since libtool has a bug on cygwin,
> whereby the ouput name is libvlc.dll.exe rather than libvlc.dll, the
> wrong name 'libvlc.dll.exe' is used by the linker rather than the
> corrected filename. Using the import lib libvlc.dll.a instead fixes
> that problem. the proper fix should probably a patch to libtool

I think it's a bug with the linker on Cygwin. IIRC we had the problem 
before libtool got added.

Rémi Denis-Courmont
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