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[bug report] sharutils-4.1.1 only builds on linux and solaris

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: [bug report] sharutils-4.1.1 only builds on linux and solaris
Date: Sun, 1 May 2011 13:46:18 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

Howdy Bruce!

I notice that the latest sharutils relies on iconv.m4 and friends from
gnulib to provide --with-libiconv-prefix and --with-libintl-prefix.
But, these macros are assuming that you will link using libtool, which
knows how to translate -R arguments into -R/-rpath/-Wl,-rpath/-blibpath
etc. before calling the compiler.  Since sharutils links all call the
compiler directly, -R is handed directly to the compiler driver
whether the RPATH switch is -R or not.

Since we have GNU libiconv and GNU gettext installed each in their own
directory, I need to use those prefix options to get the right flags
set in the configure generated Makefiles.

m4/gnulib-cache.m4 seems to indicate that you already called
gnulib-tool with --no-libtool, but I'm not sure whether it's a bug
in gnulib that injects all those -R's into the linker flags, or
whether sharutils is not using gnulib correctly.

I can work around it by setting the correct flags in CPPFLAGS and
LDFLAGS at configure time for each host instead of making use of
--with-libiconv-prefix and --with-libintl-prefix, but if I can provide
any more information to fix this properly at the source please don't
hesitate to ask.

Gary V. Vaughan (address@hidden)

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