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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 libgtk2.so,
> 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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