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libtool and DESTDIR (again)

From: John S. Bucy
Subject: libtool and DESTDIR (again)
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 13:43:28 -0400
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This has been mentioned before but I'd like to reiterate that it is a
serious deficiency: when using libtool in packages that build
multiple, inter-dependent shared libraries -- in my case, the heimdal
kerberos 5 implementation -- installing into a different location by
e.g. 'make DESTDIR=/some/other/path install' breaks.  What seems to
happen is that libtool relinks the libraries with the new path at
install time and thinks it already installed the dependencies for a
given target into the OLD destdir, can't find them there and bombs.

This seems to be a well-known problem and there are a number of
patches floating around; I just want the developers to be aware that
this is a serious bug as it makes doing any package management deb,
rpm, stow, depot, etc very painful and I'd like to see an "official"
fix for this.

John Bucy

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