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Re: Dynamic linking with automake and libtool

From: James Laird
Subject: Re: Dynamic linking with automake and libtool
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 10:29:51 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 2 Aug 2005, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Hi James,
> * James Laird wrote on Mon, Aug 01, 2005 at 11:40:16PM CEST:
> > 
> > Since all of the tests include the main library (using LDADD), they all 
> > depend on that library.  Thus, when the main library is changed, all of 
> > the tests must be recompiled.
> > 
> > It would be nice if, when the library is configured as a shared library,
> > the tests only needed to re-link rather than being completely recompiled.  
> > I can't figure out a way to do this short of editing automake itself.  
> > Any ideas?
> Recompilation should not happen.  Show the snippet or a
> pointer to the source which exhibits this problem with a way to
> reproduce it.  Sure there is not also a changed header file which is
> included (maybe implicitly) by the test code?
> Cheers,
> Ralf

You're right; the problem was that a static convenience library that 
dependend on the shared library was getting thrown into the mix, so 
relinking needed to happen.  If I still have trouble after linking against 
only shared libraries I'll write back.  :)


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