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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Building Static Apache on AIX 5.2 with GCC
Date Wed, 03 Jan 2007 23:34:19 GMT
Vidiot wrote:
>> The issue here is that the library Apache is dependent on is installed
>> with gcc, so the only way for me to get it is to install the gcc RPM.
>> Do you keep gcc libraries on your boxes?
>> One such library dependency is
>> /opt/freeware/lib/gcc/powerpc-ibm-aix5.3.0.0/4.0.0/libgcc_s.a.
> BTW, the library you list above is a static library, not a dynamic library.
> Standard library archives (*.a) are not distributed.  Dynamic libraries
> are lib*.so.* files.

You don't know that - AIX commonly uses .a for dynamically loadable modules.
Some mean SOBs like myself force our builds to generate .so in spite of IBM's
absurd naming conventions.

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