Tom Lane wrote: >> In our case, we have libpq.a and libpq.so in the same directory, >> so unless you link with -brtl you will get a static link >> (because libpq.a is a static library). > > I wonder whether we ought to suppress building (or at least installing) > our .a libraries at all on AIX. Adding -btrl to LDFLAGS would help > within the context of our own build, but external clients that link > to libpq without saying that are going to get undesirable results. > > I think there's a reasonable argument that by installing a .a file that > isn't a shared library, we are violating the platform's conventions.
The natural way in AIX would be: - Create libpq.so - Create libpq.a by 'rm -f libpq.a; ar -rc libpq.a libpq.so' - Install only libpq.a For a static build on AIX, you have to specify all the libraries and give the linker -bstatic and -bI:/lib/syscalls.exp >> Should -brtl be added to src/template/aix? > > Sounds that way, but that'll only help for psql and other stuff built > within our build. Could you try this against CVS tip: > > * add -brtl to LDFLAGS in the template > * Remove the AIX-specific hack on $(libpq) at lines 349-354 of > src/Makefile.global.in > * see if it configures and builds I have done that (see the attached patch) and it works fine. I don't have the native AIX C compiler, so I could only test it with gcc. I have taken the liberty to modify the static link line in Makefile.global.in to contain the LDAP libraries, I hope that's appropriate. Yours, Laurenz Albe
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