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Re: Requiring USE_DESTDIR=yes after the branch

On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 10:16:10PM +0200, Tobias Nygren wrote:
 > It will break support for old HP-UX.
 > But don't let that hold you back. :)
 > Background for those interested: libtool on this platform
 > unconditionally does relinking in the install phase because ld(1) leaks
 > work directory run paths unless the linked against shared library is
 > installed in it's final location.
 > It is an issue for things like for example gtk-demo(1) and,
 > where there is a binary and a library that are provided by the
 > same package.
 > After you apply your changes I think I will just patch our libtool to
 > not care about leaking run paths since there is no sane way to prevent
 > it from happening in the DESTDIR installation case.

FWIW, I have seen similar bologna on (now very old) MacOS X. I forget
the details, and I hope it's an issue sufficiently old that nobody

David A. Holland

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