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Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 01:30:00 -0400
From: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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Subject: Re: Packaging error with findutils-4.1.7-3
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Christopher Faylor wrote:

> Can't you imagine all sorts of scenarios where a configure script, which
> assumes normal unix linking of external symbols, becoming confused if
> --auto-import wasn't on.


Of course.  must get more sleep.

>>Second, why do you have to specify --auto-import for anything? 
>>'--enable-auto-import' IS the default...
>>
> 
> I applied the following patch to the sources:


Oops.  My *binary* ld.exe is your official release.  However, my local 
copy of the SOURCES had already been modified at some time in the 
distant past, with the patch you described.  Sheesh.

 
> Trying this on Windows, I can see that it is on by default there.  I
> guess this must have gotten wiped out in my sandbox when I rebuilt
> binutils for linux.  Don't know how that happened.
> 
> So, nevermind about the question about turning it on by default.
> 
> The real question is whether this should be on in CVS.  Obviously
> it should be.


Yes.

--Chuck


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