Subject: Re: libtool problem with runtime shlib path propagation
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 02/15/2002 08:16:19
On Thursday 14 February 2002 6:52 pm, Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Matthias Drochner wrote:
> : A package builds a shared library (using libtool) which
> : depends on X11 libraries.
> : The linker call looks like
> : libtool --mode=link cc -o *.lo -L/usr/X11R6/lib 
> : -lX11
> When using libtool, the correct option is "-rpath".  -Wl,-R should only be
> used by non-libtoolized packages.  libtool converts "-rpath" to the linker
> options detected by libtool's configure step.

I don't think this is the required option here.

-rpath is used by libtool to denote the install location of a library. If a 
library is linked (using libtool) against the resulting file then 
this "install" directory will appear in the DT_RPATH of this new library.

The option to libtool's -rpath will not appear in the DT_RPATH of the 
resulting library.