Subject: Libtool only building static libraries.
To: None <>
From: Nate Hill <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/06/2003 19:12:10
I've been having problems building the latest version of Kopete (I'm 
making a package of 0.7) and it seems to be a problem with libtool:

*** Warning: This library needs some functionality provided by -lXss.
*** I have the capability to make that library automatically link in 
*** you link to this library.  But I can only do this if you have a
*** shared version of the library, which you do not appear to have.
*** The inter-library dependencies that have been dropped here will be
*** automatically added whenever a program is linked with this library
*** or is declared to -dlopen it.

*** Since this library must not contain undefined symbols,
*** because either the platform does not support them or
*** it was explicitly requested with -no-undefined,
*** libtool will only create a static version of it.

These appear in many places during the build (s/-lXss/foo/). Does 
anyone know exactly what it's doing and/or how to fix it?

Nate Hill <>