Passing Arbitrary Linker Arguments - Openssl 0.9.7g

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Passing Arbitrary Linker Arguments - Openssl 0.9.7g

Rush Manbert

My platform is Mac OS X, but I don't think that really matters for the
question I am asking.

It turns out that I need to pass a parameter to the linker that is
neither a library name (-lname) nor a library path (-Lpath). The only
way that I have found to do this is by using the optional flags string
that can be appended to the os/compiler. However, when I tried that, all
of the default information got thrown away and replaced by whatever I
supply. I found that I needed to edit the configure file, find the
internal string that it uses when I don't append the flags, then modify
that string to add my required flag in the correct place.

My other option, of course, is to edit and add the linker
flag of interest in there. I'd like to avoid editing the release files
if possible, but it looks like I may not be able to avoid it.

Does anyone have a suggestion here? Is this the expected behavior? Is
there some way to pass an arbitrary command line parameter to the linker
and I just don't get it?

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