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Old 01-30-2007, 08:23 AM   #1
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libtest.a uses pthread: user of libtest.a should not link pthread again

Hi all,
I have developed a library which uses pthread library calls. I want the users of my library doesn't have to call -lpthread when they link their program with my library. How can I achieve this ...

Old 01-30-2007, 10:46 AM   #2
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Hi -

Users of your library *should* call "-lpthread".

If you want, you could take all the stuff lib your version of "libpthread.a" (ar xv) and add it all to your library. But that would be unwise - it would be a maintenance headache for you, and for your users.

Alternatively, you could simply ship a copy of "libpthread" (atatic or shared) with your library (as a courtesy for those users who might not happen to have their own local copy).

Old 01-31-2007, 09:23 PM   #3
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Thanks paulsm4 for you reply..

But if I am using libtool for the same purpose the users of the library have to have libtool... Am I right here??



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