side-by-side install weirdness revisited
davidf at sjsoft.com
Wed Oct 27 10:28:26 CEST 2004
Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>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?
It is indeed. Thanks for the pointer I now understand why it was working
so badly ...
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