[Botan-devel] More configure.pl issues

Jack Lloyd lloyd at randombit.net
Fri Oct 3 11:06:06 EDT 2008

On Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 06:50:40PM +0800, Joel Low wrote:
> Hello,
> I use Windows and compile Botan as a DLL and a few things need changing.
> * The makefile generated uses STATIC_LIB as a target. Now this is fine,
> but under VC there's no /NAME command line option and the import library
> is determined by the name of the resulting DLL. So these three lines
> replace the old STATIC_LIB and LIBNAME lines in my repaired makefile:
>     o LIBNAME       = botan$(LIBNAMESUFFIX)
>     o LIBEXT        = dll
>     o BOTANLIB      = $(LIBNAME).$(LIBEXT)
>     o This is kind of against the Linux tradition of naming libraries
> libX; Windows generally doesn't observe this rule (I've got nothing
> against it, it's just a preference)

OK. No reason not to follow system conventions where reasonable.

> * When building a shared library, under Windows, the $(LINK_TO) must be
> passed to the linker or undefined references result
> * And, as mentioned, there's no /NAME command line parameter, the name
> of the DLL and the corresponding import library has to be set using the
> /OUT command line option

Great thanks.

Which version are you using? At the moment I only test with VC2008 on


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