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Re: uninstall fails to remove library

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: uninstall fails to remove library
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 13:19:44 +0100
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Hi Stephen,

Stephen Torri wrote:
> When make installs a library via make install it gets place in the
> correct location as a .so file. Yet when make uninstall is run it fails
> to remove the .so file. The reason for the failure is that its looking
> for the .la file and not the .so.

> libtool: 1.4.3-r4

>  /bin/sh ../../../libtool-nofpic --mode=install /bin/install -c 

>  /bin/sh ../../../libtool-nofpic --mode=uninstall rm -f

What is libtool-nofpic?  Is that a gentoo patched libtool?

The 1.4 series of libtool comes from a branch made in early 2001, and had
an uninstall bug similar to what you describe.  Please upgrade to a recent
1.5.x release and try again.  If you still experience problems, please
report them to address@hidden

Gary V. Vaughan      ())_.  address@hidden,}
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