AIX Questions

Vincent Lefevre vincent at
Wed Jul 23 16:32:14 CEST 2008

On 2008-07-23 06:59:23 -0500, Perry Smith wrote:
> All that does not address the bigger issue.  Libraries need to be  
> compiled with an ABI of 32 as well as aix64 (to use GMP's  
> terminology).  That is possible to do.  The .a archive simply has two  
> shared object files, one compiled in 32 bit mode and the other  
> compiled in 64 bit mode.  No open source package seems to bother with  
> that and its a bit sad.  I once tried to dig into the autogen /  
> configure stuff on another project and got intimidated and quit.

If you have information on how to do this, we would be interested
for MPFR (note that Mac OS X on PowerPC is also concerned). But I
suppose that such a thing should first be added to the autotools.

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