Libtool and Support for Shared Libraries (2)

Greg Banks gnb at
Mon May 28 19:25:05 EDT 2012

On Mon, May 28, 2012, at 09:33 PM, Dilyan Palauzov wrote:
> On my system and contain Library rpath.

Curious.  Presumably it's a bug in my libtool or automake.

I'm tempted to put in a post-install check for Linux build hosts.

> >> [...]probably using make install DESTDIR= with
> >> libtool is either wrong or implemented/handled wrong in Automake/libtool.
> >
> > Well, that sucks.
> Why do not you use ./configure --prefix=$(DESTDIR), so that make  
> install DESTDIR=somewhere is not necessary?  To my understanding  
> installing in DESTDIR is used to create packages,

So we now generate dozens of warnings when doing a straightforward,
entirely normal, and unavoidable step in the packaging process?  I don't
see how that's acceptable.


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