Bug 89058

Summary: missing symlink to libbfd.so
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: rmhristev
Component: binutilsAssignee: Jakub Jelinek <jakub>
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Description rmhristev 2003-04-17 00:24:41 UTC
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Description of problem:
The symlink libbfd.so -> /usr/lib/libbfd- is missing.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. gcc ... -liberty -lbfd ...

Actual Results:  linkage fails

Expected Results:  linkage should work

Additional info:

I assume is quite obvious. :-)

Workaround: create the symlink by hand.

Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2004-10-07 10:29:37 UTC
No, that's on purpose.  There is just libbfd.a.
libbfd has no stable ABI and if packages other than binutils itself
use libbfd.so, they'd prevent any binutils upgrades.