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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Building Static Apache on AIX 5.2 with GCC
Date Thu, 04 Jan 2007 01:06:27 GMT
Vidiot wrote:
>> 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.
> Really?  Using .a names for dynamic libraries would drive me insane.
> At least BSD, Solaris and Linux get it right :-)

Seriously :)

dump -H /opt/freeware/lib/gcc/powerpc-ibm-aix5.3.0.0/4.0.0/libgcc_s.a

would tell the reporter if their .a file is a loadable module, or not.

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