[fpc-devel] test suite, problem with missing libraries on the target

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Mon May 30 11:40:53 CEST 2011

On 30 May 2011, at 11:37, Bernd Mueller wrote:

> Jonas Maebe wrote:
>> Windows is not supported as a remote target, but it's indeed not  
>> correct for all unix targets either. The prefix of a library is  
>> always "lib" on all targets, afaik. The suffix is available via  
>> dynlibs.SharedSuffix. The downside of using the dynlibs unit is  
>> that it makes the dotest program dependent on libdl (and hence  
>> libc) on Linux-targets. I'm not sure about how to best solve this...
> One could work with a default suffix ".so" and make this overridable  
> by a new test option for example TEST_LIBRARY_SUFFIX.

Maybe better would be to hardcode .so for Linux and FreeBSD, and use  
dynlibs.SharedSuffix for all other targets. Most other targets use  
libc by default anyway (and if new non-libc targets are added or  
brought back to life, the ifdef can be adjusted in case the libc  
dependency would cause problems).


More information about the fpc-devel mailing list