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Re: [ft-devel] Compilation fixes for FreeType on BeOS

From: George Williams
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Compilation fixes for FreeType on BeOS
Date: 29 Sep 2005 20:22:55 -0700

On Thu, 2005-09-29 at 19:06, Christian Biesinger wrote:
> The second one (freetype-2.diff; also against 2.1.10) is to allow 
> building a shared library using ./configure && make on BeOS. Without the 
> -no-undefined, libtool refuses to build a shared library because BeOS 
> doesn't seem to support undefined symbols in shared libraries. This 
> doesn't seem harmful to the other platforms, because symbols that aren't 
> defined are probably not intended (right?).
> This is probably also needed for shared libraries on a few other systems.
It is needed for cygwin.

On cygwin any external references (malloc, printf, etc.) are treated as
undefined, and a special external declaration is required in the code.
Similarly (under cygwin) any entry points/variables must be specially

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