side-by-side install weirdness revisited

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Wed Oct 27 02:29:59 CEST 2004

hi all,

every now and then someone wants to install xfce4-cvs into /opt/xfce4-cvs,
while still keeping xfce4-stable in /usr.  they try it, and it doesn't
compile properly.  well, actually, it doesn't link properly.  and then they
come here and ask why, and i say it can't be done, and try to explain why,
that it has something to do with how libtool finds existing libraries
and it's a big hassle to get it to work properly.  randy messed around with
it a bit to find a real fix, but never finished.

i was reading planet gnome today, and it seems that what i long suspected
was correct after all: it's a libtool bug!  see here:
for an explanation.  isn't that the nastiest thing ever?


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