Here it is... libaltm.a is a regular ar library containing -fPIC
(Position Independent Code) versions of libm.a source files. It was
compiled with gcc 2.95.2 for SCO OpenServer 5.04. I needed this to
get Python 2.1.2 to build, and when I went looking I found many other
poor suckers in the same boat.
I built a libm.so file the same way I have successfully built shared
libs on Linux systems, but it just doesn't work. So then I got this
harebrained idea, and it does work.
This was taken from glibc-1.09.tar.gz off my old Linux Secrets CD. I
coerced it into building as a static library, then in the math
subdirectory I changed the Makefile to add:
CFLAGS += -fPIC
Then I did
ar cruv libaltm.a *.o
I tried to build a libm.so like this:
gcc -shared -o libm.so *.o
but when I link against it I get errors running the resulting
You need to put libaltm.a in the /usr/local/lib folder. Change -lm to
-laltm in the CFLAGS or on the gcc command line to get programs to
link with it.
So far it seems to work...
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