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Re: [Bug-readline] making shared link failures fatal

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Bug-readline] making shared link failures fatal
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:50:59 -0400
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On 3/24/11 1:22 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 11:14 AM, Chet Ramey wrote:
>>> atm, any link failure in the shared library dir is ignored.  is this
>>> really necessary considering there is a --disable-shared configure
>>> flag ?
>>> here's a patch i wrote long ago:
>>> http://sources.gentoo.org/sys-libs/readline/files/readline-5.2-no-ignore-shlib-errors.patch
>> I'm reluctant to do this, because shared library creation and installation
>> is enabled by default.  I don't want to kill a build because the install
>> fails.  The --disable-shared option is something a user has to specify, and
>> few people do that the first time out.
> but it ignores both build and install errors.  the former is certainly
> more important to me than the latter.

The question is whether or not a failure to build the shared version of
readline should cause the build to fail, even if the static library is
created successfully.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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