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[ tcl-Bugs-1281584 ] -soname missing from GNU builds

Bugs item #1281584, was opened at 2005-09-04 13:22
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Category: 51. Configure and Build Tools
Group: current: 8.4.11
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Paul Corner (paul_c)
Assigned to: Mo DeJong (mdejong)
Summary: -soname missing from GNU builds

Initial Comment:
Affects current 8.4.11 release and cvs HEAD.  
After packaging tcl8.4 and tk8.4 for an experimental Debian  
based distro, the systems abort with a message about not  
finding LIBTCL 8.4 & LIBTK 8.4 - This can be tracked to the  
linker not inserting soname.  
Borrowing SHLIB_LD_FLAGS from tcl8.4-8.4.9 and hacking  
unix/tcl.m4 and unix/Makefile.in, I managed to fix the  
problem for i386 builds.. The diff would need cleaning up
before submission and would probably break other unix
builds (assuming one is required).
Regards, Paul Corner.


>Comment By: Donal K. Fellows (dkf)
Date: 2005-09-05 16:42

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I'd be prepared to see an option adding to our configure
script to allow people to set such things. I've no idea what
the default value should be though, particularly as many
apps could be relinked adequately against multiple versions
of the Tcl library (e.g. 8.3 and 8.5) as we maintain a very
high degree of compatability most of the time.


Comment By: Paul Corner (paul_c)
Date: 2005-09-05 16:07

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Had been following the advice in
Debian's default policy appears to be libtcl8.4.so.0 for the run time
lib, and use a symlink, libtcl8.4.so, in the dev package - The Fedora
patch only addresses half the problem..
On reflection, this bug report may be better off being directed at
the package maintainer over at Debian if/when it hits Unstable - In
which case, feel free to close this report.
Regards, Paul.


Comment By: Don Porter (dgp)
Date: 2005-09-05 15:16

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How is this report related to
Tcl Patch 1231017 ?


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