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Re: autotools are persistent in using /usr/lib/

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: autotools are persistent in using /usr/lib/
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 18:44:40 -0700
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Marc Singer <address@hidden> writes:
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 08:05:30PM -0500, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

>> It is most likely that a libtool .la file on the system includes 
>> mention of /usr/lib/  That would explain the problem.

> That's what I've been looking for.  I *have* seen sub-libraries within
> the package with this reference.  Still looking.

At one time at least, libtool had a bug/misfeature where it would search
the entire library path for a *.la file and, only when it didn't find one,
go back and do a search for a regular library.  Could that code still be
in place and could you be running into it?

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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