[syslog-ng] AIX compilation of syslog-ng 1.6.* (problems with ld)
bazsi at balabit.hu
Thu Mar 23 14:44:19 CET 2006
On Thu, 2006-03-23 at 13:09 +0100, Jochen Kirn wrote:
> I use gcc to build full static syslog binaries on AIX 5.1/5.3
> gcc version 3.3.2 from AIX Toolbox site
> 1) configure & compile libol 0.3.17
> ./configure --disable-shared
> 2) configure & compile syslog ng 1.6.9
> ./configure --prefix=/opt/syslog-ng
> --with-libol=/home/build/work/libol-0.3.17 LIBS=-ldl
> afaik you'll fail to build full static version on AIX unless you
> tweak the 'configure' script of syslog ng, since it can not identify
> the ld version on AIX
> I think the the syslog-ng's configure script requires additional
> tweaking for supporting AIX's version of the ld command.
> The configure script tries to identify the ld option by issuing 'ld
> -V' which doesn't work on AIX 5.1. The output of AIX 5.3
> isn't recognized.
> AIX 5.1 (ML8):
> root at aix51host:/root : uname -a
> AIX aix51host 1 5 00594BAA4C00
> root at aix51host:/root : ld -V
> ld: 0706-011 The -V flag needs a parameter.
> ld: 0706-030 No processing done. Specify at least one
> input or import file or use at least one -b ex<n> option.
> AIX 5.3 (ML3):
> root at aix53host:/root : uname -a
> AIX aix53host 3 5 00C6D95B4C00
> root at aix53host:/root : ld -V
> ld: LD 1.64 (08/19/2003)
> It would make sense to me to have an additional configure parameter
> because AIX's ld requires '-dn' parameter for performing a static
I think we should find a reliable way to detect AIX ld and add the
static linking params into configure.in in this case. So it would work
for others out-of-the-box.
Do you have an idea how to detect AIX's ld (how to query its version
number for example) and what the required options are?
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