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Re: Last Call For (Least) Favourite Issues For 5.8.1

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Alan Burlison
May 15, 2003 14:20
Re: Last Call For (Least) Favourite Issues For 5.8.1
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Andy Dougherty wrote:

>>Another related question:  I've been having a parallel conversation with our
>>libm folks about this issue, and they tell me that Solaris 10 will have both
>>/usr/lib/ and /usr/lib/  Will Configure scan the correct
>>version when two are present, i.e. /usr/lib/
> Yes, it should.  There's a messy sed command in that part of Configure to
> sort library version numbers for just this sort of issue.

Is there any part of Configure that *isn't* messy?  I can feel my neurons 
expiring by the million every time I look at it... ;-)

> However, if we're going to skip the nm scan on Solaris anyway, then
> presumably the linker will do the right thing when handed -lm.

It will - but see my patch.

Alan Burlison

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