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Re: libgcj/1736

From: Robert Boehne
Subject: Re: libgcj/1736
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 16:50:14 -0600

Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Mar 19, 2001, Robert Boehne <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I've tested this patch on several platforms with low
> > limits for argument lengths and it works just fine.
> BTW, it would be really nice to have some tests for this feature in
> the testsuite.  A shell-script that edits the maximum line length in a
> working libtool script to something very small, then runs a couple of
> links, should do fine.
> I'm particularly concerned about whether piecewise linking is going to
> work in case a library or executable has to be relinked at
> installation time.  Robert, have you tested that?

Yes, I considered creating a test case.  As far as the _real_ probelems
that I ran into, they were the result of running up close to the
real limits.  It would be good to have a test that would exercise it
even if it isn't up near the real limits though.
  I'm using Automake, and I've done "make install" on the following
platforms with my too big to compile libraries:

irix 6.5 w/ native compiler
Linux i686smp (redhat 6.2) w/ g++
Tru64 4.0f w/ native compiler
FreeBSD 4.2 w/ g++
HP-UX 10.20 and 11.0 w/ native compilers
AIX 4.3 w/ g++
Linux Sparc (debian) w/ g++
Solaris 5.6 and 7  w/ native compilers

Note that libtool w/ piecewise linking works on all of these,
but the compilers don't necessarily work.  ;)

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