Fixed "mcs failing to load plugins"-issue

Benedikt Meurer Benedikt.Meurer at
Thu Mar 6 14:27:26 CET 2003

On Wed, 05, Mar 2003, edscott wilson garcia wrote:

> El mié, 05-03-2003 a las 14:30, Benedikt Meurer escribió:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I think I fixed the problem some people had with mcs failing to load plugins.
> > The problem was, that for some reason, they were using a bogus version of
> > gmodule, which does not seem to include -Wl,--export-dynamic, and that
> > prevents the run time linker from resolving the dynamic symbols.
> Sounds reasonable, but it still doesn't work in this RH-8 box :-(
> After trying with libtool-1.4.2, I updated to 1.4.3 (binary rpm from
> and I confirm what Ilkka found: it still won't work.
> What I see is that the -export-dynamic flag is being sent to libtool,
> but libtool is not passing it on to the gcc command it generates (sh0uld
> it?):

Of course. Without the -export-dynamic flag being passed to gcc, the
symbols provided by xfce-mcs-manager cannot be accessed from the modules
(thats why they are failing to load).


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