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sr #110505: Building the example builtins

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Submitted:  Mon 07 Jun 2021 07:53:45 PM UTC
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Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
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Mon 07 Jun 2021 09:07:38 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks for the report. I'm going with option 2.

Chet Ramey <chet>
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Mon 07 Jun 2021 07:53:45 PM UTC, original submission:  

I've tried building bash on AIX 6.1 with gcc, and it failed in examples/loadables with an "unknow option" error.

The workaround turned out to be this change:

diff --git a/examples/loadables/ b/examples/loadables/
index be46121b..b275e2fb 100644
--- a/examples/loadables/
+++ b/examples/loadables/

The reason for this is that in support/shobj-conf SHOBJ_LD is set to 'ld', but LDFLAGS contains gcc-specific flags for linking (which can be passed to the linker using '-Wl,-linkerflag'). When this is directly given to the AIX linker, it's not recognized by it. In SHOBJ_LDFLAGS there are bare linker flags so that's not a problem.

I see 2 possible solutions:
1. Remove LDFLAGS from the invocation as I did - don't know if other platforms need it, on Linux I could build without it
2. Change support/shobj-conf so that for aix*-gcc it is ${CC} which is invoked as SHOBJ_LD, and the linker flags are prefixed with '-Wl,'.



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