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Re: what do these warnings mean: was moved...

From: Bernd Jendrissek
Subject: Re: what do these warnings mean: was moved...
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 21:35:43 +0200

On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 5:33 PM, Bob Friesenhahn
<address@hidden> wrote:
>  It is popular to use DESTDIR to redirect installation to a temporary
> directory.  On some systems, this does not cause a difference but on others
> the libraries should be relinked to reflect their final location.  Libtool's
> --mode=finish is used to fix up libraries that need to be registered in
> their final resting place.

I'm afraid I don't grok this (nor the manual's similar wording).

Does this mean that a binary package management system that does a
staged install into $(DESTDIR) needs to do libtool --finish AFTER it
installs the binary package on a target host, or is a tar -x good
enough, as long as the absolute path of the final install location is
equal to the path following the $(DESTDIR) substring in the staged

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