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Re: libtool issue

From: Marcus Rueckert <darix_at_web.de>
Date: 2007-12-07 19:09:06 CET

On 2007-12-07 08:23:38 -0600, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Stefan Sperling]
> > If this is really a bug in libtool, it is a major bug IMHO, making
> > libtool next to useless.
>
> If this is the same bug as the known one in Debian libtool, it does not
> render libtool "next to useless". It only manifests itself when you're
> linking an executable to an in-tree library which itself is linked to a
> second in-tree library, AND you also happen to already have a version
> of the second library in your system library location, AND the first
> library needs something from the second library which the system copy
> doesn't provide.
>
> It happens with Subversion, sure, but it isn't exactly a common case
> for libtool in general. By the way, the way I work around it in the
> Debian build scripts is just to throw an error if the user has the
> 'libsvn-dev' package installed on the build system. So you have to
> remove libsvn-dev before rebuilding svn. (In practice, installing and
> removing packages in order to auto-build a package is such a common
> case in Debian, and so easy to do anyway, that I doubt my workaround
> poses a serious inconvenience.)

or build inside clean chroots/VMs where you just install the stuff really
needed to build something. works very well for us.

    darix

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