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

Damien Fouilleul Damien.Fouilleul at laposte.net
Wed Dec 6 23:24:41 CET 2006

Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> 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.
oh, yes that's a bug alright (maybe a feature for some), but libtool 
doesn't help either :)

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