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static library unresolved symbols compiled using gcc

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I'm inspecting a static library with nm, and I see that the tool provides me with the unresolved symbols of a file foo.o even though those symbols are defined in file zoo.o and both are included in the static library (ar rcs libmy.a zoo.o foo.o).

How can I ask nm to resolve these symbols if they can be found within the files of the archive and just report me about the other not resolved?

posted Jun 18, 2013 by anonymous

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As far as I know there is no way to do that directly.

You can do it indirectly by doing

ld -r -o foo.o --whole-archive foo.a
nm -u foo.o

answer Jun 18, 2013 by anonymous
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