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Re: make test with a program that dlopen()s a shared lib "peer"

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: make test with a program that dlopen()s a shared lib "peer"
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:05:19 -0600
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On 03/27/2011 05:46 AM, Jack Andrews wrote:
> i want to use the usual sequence of
>   autoreconf --install
>   ./configure
>   make
>   make test
>   make install
> but my program dlopen()s a lib which
> i find here:
>    .libs/
> i've read that shared objects are hidden in
> .libs for a reason and that they should be
> installed prior to use.
> if this is the case, how can i run tests
> "legally", before installing the .libs/ ?

If I understand correctly,

libtool --mode=execute path/to/uninstalled/program

will do what you want - libtool will massage PATH behind the scenes
before spawning the wrapped uninstalled program so that it will
correctly pick up the .libs/*.so files in preference to anything installed.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library

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