[Python-bugs-list] Ranlib is obsolete - more a FYI than a bug (PR#160)
Tue, 14 Dec 1999 10:02:56 -0500 (EST)
Full_Name: Greg Kochanski
OS: Solaris 2.6
Submission from: h-135-104-33-130.research.bell-labs.com (22.214.171.124)
in the python distribution on Solaris 2.6 will terminate if ranlib
is not in the search path. Ranlib is obsolete in solaris 2.x, and is
not needed, the functionality being pulled into ar(1).
I saw this problem when installing as a different user than the one
I compiled as, so it's probably not important if your search path doesn't
Man mage follows:
User Commands ranlib(1)
ranlib - convert archives to random libraries
ranlib was used in SunOS 4.x to add a table of contents to
archive libraries, which converted each archive to a form
that could be linked more rapidly. This is no longer needed
as the ar(1) command automatically provides all the func-
tionality ranlib used to provide.
This script is provided as a convenience for software
developers who need to maintain Makefiles that are portable
across a variety of operating systems.
ranlib has exit status 0.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE| ATTRIBUTE VALUE|
| Availability | SUNWbtool |
ar(1), ar(4), attributes(5)
SunOS 5.6 Last change: 13 Apr 1995 1