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Sample Make file for Solaris gcc shared library

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I am looking for simple working example of a sample makefile which will compile a simple c file into a shared library using the gcc compiler on solaris. using ELF format


// sample program to create a libary

#include <stdio.h>

void ExecuteRequest(void)
{
    printf("Invoked application exported function\n");
}

thanks
Matthew
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all:
<tab> gcc -c ExeccuteRequest.c
<tab> ar -cr libYourLibName.a ExeccuteRequest.o

this is a very simple makefile to create LibYourLibName.a
the first "lib" in library name is a Must.
you can use the following if you have more than one file to populate the library.

FILES = one.c \
         two.c \
         three.c \
         another.c
OBJS = (FILES.c=.o)

.c.o:
<tab> gcc -c $< -o $@
then you can
ar -cr libYourLibName.a $(OBJS)
which will take all you object files and stick em into the library.  now OBJS is build depending on FILES. and the .c.o: will know how to produce each obj.  
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by:MJUNG
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Hello Garboua

I am look ing for one that produces a shared library
using the -fPIC ELF format ? Do I still need to use the ar ?
Matthew

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NO,
you do this
"gcc -shared -fPIC ExeccuteRequest.c -o libMySTUFF.so"
sorry should have read better.
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Another Question

You stated that the name of the library must begin with the literal lib. Why is this ?
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when you link you will do something like this
"gcc mainDriver.o -lMySTUFF -o OUTPUT"
and the linker knows to look for something that begins with lib-MySTUFF-.extension ".a .so"
so there is no Way around that, it is just the way of the Penguins :-)
Take a look under /lib and /usr/lib and you will see all libraries begin with "lib" and then the extension.
CIAO
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Ok thanks for your help
I will do some more reading
but your help is greatly apprciated!
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:-)
"man ld" will give you libraries option and how to include them, the difference between "-L" and "-l" etc etc
the Most single Important Document that you can have is
http://www.linuxguru.com/docs/howto/GCC-HOWTO
search for ELF and you will find TONS of info, more than you might need. it also include info about other stuff. a very good document.  short sweet to the points.
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