Building shared library which includes static libraries

Building shared library which includes static libraries

Post by Sanjay K. Agrawa » Sat, 18 Nov 1995 04:00:00

SPARC Solaris 2.4 using 4.0.1 SPARC C++ compiler.

My application comprises of an executable and a number of shared libraries.
One of the shared libraries is an interface to Oracle using OCI calls. This
shared (database) library was built as follows:

    ld -G -dy -B symbolic -o mod1.o mod2.o ... Oracle static
        libraries ... more libraries..

mod1.o, mod2.o ... were compiled with the -PIC option.

Now, when I run my application, I crash, with a bad opcode, whenever any
Oracle function is accessed from the mod1.o mod2.o ... modules. If I link the
Oracle static libraries with the executable, then everything is fine. However,
that is not what I want.

How can I get the above to work, or is it not possible? Any comments/advice
will be greatfully appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Sanjay Agrawal

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