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Re: Can't build libposix

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: Can't build libposix
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 15:32:10 +0000

On 8 December 2010 14:11, Gary V. Vaughan <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Reuben,
> I've fixed the version.c and bootstrap problems, but I don't think we
> ever settled on the right way to deal with not having `program_name`
> defined at build time.
> If you are on a glibc system, I think the library provides the necessary
> symbol and you should be able to build a working libposix from the topic
> branch after a git pull. Otherwise you'll have to link in the progname
> module, or similar to resolve it... until we come up with a blessed
> method for dealing with it properly.

Since I'm using glibc, I don't mind, but why is it a problem for a
library? Doesn't it just place a requirement on the program linking
against it, in the same way that the C runtime system does on main?


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