freebsd equiv of libdl.a (load shared libs)

Steve Franks stevefranks at
Wed Mar 26 14:39:20 PDT 2008

I am porting a linux app which is looking for libdl.a (which I
understand from googling is related to loading of shared libs).  The
app makes a libusb-based shared lib.  FreeBSD uses shared libs, so I
assume there is equivalent functionality somewhere.  I also see
libdl.a in /compat/linux/lib, but I assume if I link a native FreeBSD
app against this, fireworks will be the only result.  I further assume
since I got no error from gcc, that some freebsd header actally points
to the exact functions expected in libdl.a, so they are in there


Steve Franks, KE7BTE
Staff Engineer
La Palma Devices, LLC
(520) 312-0089

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