[PATCH] winegcc: Add rpaths to help the macOS loader find ntdll.so.

Huw Davies huw at codeweavers.com
Fri Aug 20 07:22:39 CDT 2021

On macOS unixlibs that link to ntdll.so currently fail to load.
It appears the macOS loader needs to be able to locate the file
even if the library is already loaded.

This patch changes the LC_ID_DYLIB name of ntdll.so to
"@rpath/ntdll.so" so that when other unixlibs link against this they
will insert that name into their LC_LOAD_DYLIB entry for ntdll.so.

The patch also adds LC_RPATH entries for both @loader_path/ (running
from installed tree) and @loader_path/../ntdll/ (running from build

Although it's only required to explicitly change ntdll.so's
LC_ID_DYLIB and to only add LC_RPATHs to unixlibs that load ntdll.so,
it seems simpler to do the same for all unixlibs, which is what this
patch does.

Signed-off-by: Huw Davies <huw at codeweavers.com>
I'm not exactly happy with this patch, so any other ideas would be appreciated.
 tools/winegcc/winegcc.c | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/tools/winegcc/winegcc.c b/tools/winegcc/winegcc.c
index 426336e4536..0a72e6fbe49 100644
--- a/tools/winegcc/winegcc.c
+++ b/tools/winegcc/winegcc.c
@@ -492,6 +492,13 @@ static strarray *get_link_args( struct options *opts, const char *output_name )
             strarray_add( flags, opts->image_base );
         if (opts->strip) strarray_add( flags, "-Wl,-x" );
+        if (opts->unix_lib)
+        {
+            strarray_add( flags, "-install_name" );
+            strarray_add( flags, strmake( "@rpath/%s.so", output_name ) );
+            strarray_add( flags, "-Wl,-rpath, at loader_path/" );
+            strarray_add( flags, "-Wl,-rpath, at loader_path/../ntdll/" );
+        }
         strarray_addall( link_args, flags );
         return link_args;

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