The confLDOPTS macro defines a list of operating
system-specific linker options. Those options are listed with the
LDOPTS= directive in Makefile. As distributed,
the devtools/OS file, for your
machine's architecture, predefines a list for you.
For example, on SunOS machines the following is predefined:
This tells the linker to exclude dynamic library support for better
security. If you wish to add linker options, use the APPENDDEF( )
directive to add them to the list (because other options probably
The linker option -s causes the executable file to
be stripped of symbols, thus producing a somewhat smaller on-disk
image. The example here shows one way to avoid having to remember to
run install-strip with Build
each time you install (confSTRIP).