Subject: Re: pkg/11189: pkg tcl-8.3.2 won't compile on i386 1.4.1
To: David Rankin <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/10/2000 17:38:55
On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, David Rankin wrote:

: /usr/pkg/bin/libtool --mode=link cc -Wl,-R/usr/pkg/lib tclAppInit.o
: -lm -lc -Wl,-rpath,/usr/pkg/lib -o tclsh

I'm not sure where the "-Wl,-rpath" is coming from, as patch-aa shows only
the "libtool --mode=link -Wl,-R", which is actually not correct either.  
The suggested fix in the PR may be correct; tcl is trying to do its own
handling, and botching it:

: 	On lines 433 and 437 of the file unix/, remove the
: item @TCL_LD_SEARCH_FLAGS@ . This will prevent the bad -rpath insertion.

If anything, this variable should directly supply "-rpath" or "-R" to
libtool, because libtool is smart enough to figure out what to do with it.  
The extra "-Wl,-R" in patch-aa is probably not needed if this is fixed.

* Note to pkg maintainers:  You do not need to do --mode= with libtool in
almost every case.  It's actually smart enough to figure out the mode based
on "cc" vs. "cc -c" vs. "install" automatically.

-- Todd Vierling <>  *
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