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Re: '' cannot be found in RUNPATH ()

From: Hinko Kocevar
Subject: Re: '' cannot be found in RUNPATH ()
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 12:35:22 +0000

Hi Ludovic,

Thank you for the insight.

Is there a way to have the check pass by other means (i.e not skip the check)?

I will resort to skipping the check as immediate solution.

From: Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:43:01 PM
To: Hinko Kocevar
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: '' cannot be found in RUNPATH ()

Hinko Kocevar <address@hidden> skribis:

> The package builds fine, but validate-runpath phase fails with messages:
> starting phase `validate-runpath'
> validating RUNPATH of 10 binaries in 
> "/gnu/store/i7qkw5j3d0rm00l2k88p0bbaj6b204fh-epics-adandor-R2-7/lib"...
> /gnu/store/i7qkw5j3d0rm00l2k88p0bbaj6b204fh-epics-adandor-R2-7/lib/linux-x86_64-debug/
>  error: depends on '', which cannot be found in RUNPATH ()

What this phase does is traverse all the binaries and make sure that
every shared library they depend on (the ‘NEEDED’ entry of the ELF file)
can be found in their ‘RUNPATH’.  IOW, that’s a QA check that we make on
packages by default.

Packages built on systems that follow the file system hierarchy standard
(FHS) typically don’t do that because they assume that things like can be found in the “standard location”—i.e., /usr/lib or

Anyway, you can forcefully bypass this check if you think it’s unneeded,
by adding:

  #:validate-runpath? #f

to the ‘arguments’ field of your package.


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