Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
First, please excuse the cross-post to two mailing lists (and the long
lines). As the mingw-users list is not writable for non-members, you
may want to remove it in followup posts.
[ mingw-users removed]
Are there any issues with this patch? Maybe with respect to cross
compilation? Can we assume this to work on supported mingw/cygwin
installations? Does this patch change the necessity for relinking
upon installation in any way (maybe under some circumstances)? I
believe not, and CVS HEAD should not be relinking at all anyway.
I think the answers to all of these questions are the desired ones. [No,
no, yes, no], with regards to cygwin and cross-to-cygwin-target systems.
So, is there any reason I should not commit this to Libtool CVS HEAD and
similarly to branch-1-5?
Not from the cygwin POV. It was the considered judgement of the cygwin
developers that this change was desirable, in that it HELPED to correct
(but did not entirely eliminate) a problem with DLL relocations after
fork()/exec(). Plus, it did no harm, as far as we could tell:
"Observation for ALL maintainers who provide dlls (was Re: question for
(Note that I made a statement in this thread that was wrong; the error
was corrected in http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2005-07/msg00134.html)
"enable-auto-image-base with libtool not working"
My only concern was that the change applies equally to mingw and not
just to cygwin, so I wanted Earnie's OK -- which he gave here: