cygwin-patches for kde 3.4.1

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Fri Jun 17 13:18:55 BST 2005

Stephan Kulow wrote:
>Am Donnerstag 16 Juni 2005 21:48 schrieb David Faure:
>> On Thursday 16 June 2005 21:30, Ralf Habacker wrote:
>> > -kickermenu_kdeprint_la_LIBADD = $(LIB_KDEUI) $(LIB_KIO) -lkdeprint
>> > +kickermenu_kdeprint_la_LIBADD = $(LIB_KDEUI) $(LIB_KIO) -lkdeprint
>> (and many similar lib additions).
>> Why? LIB_KDEUI is supposed to include LIB_KDECORE indirectly, i.e.
>> LIB_KDECORE isn't supposed to be needed in that line.
>> If it needs to be included explicitely on your system, why not change
>> the definition of LIB_KDEUI to include LIB_KDECORE? Otherwise you'll
>> have to fix each and every in KDE, which is a waste of
>> time ;)
>Not just that: it should be fixed in libtool

I don't agree either way.

The patch is correct. If you use libkdecore stuff in your program (say, 
KURL), you should add explicitly -lkdecore to your link libraries. 
(Whether it is -lkdecore or $(LIB_KDECORE) is irrelevant)

libtool will add the dependency libraries if and only if the .la file is 
present. IIUC, the Cygwin people aren't using them. And we're talking 
about replacing libtool in the build-system thread, which means .la would 
be gone.

That's not a problem with ELF because it is forgiving and will load the 
libraries. But Win32's COFF PE file format (or, at least, Cygwin' s 
implementation of it) is braindamaged and requires explicit listing of 
ALL libraries, including kernel32, gdi32, commctrl, etc. that KDE will 
never have it its Makefiles.

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