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

From: Marc Singer
Subject: Re: autotools are persistent in using /usr/lib/
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 19:31:29 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040907i

On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 06:44:40PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> 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?

That's what it looks like is happening.  I've enabled --debug and, in
fact, that's what I've seen.  I don't know if I can use a different
version of libtool.  I thought that I was using the newest already.

I'm going to post to the libtool list to see if I can get more info.

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