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Re: ncurses 5.6 runs ld directly on file in /usr/lib/, killing system

From: Michail Vidiassov
Subject: Re: ncurses 5.6 runs ld directly on file in /usr/lib/, killing system
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 08:16:36 +0300 (MSK)

Dear Thomas,

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007, Thomas Dickey wrote:

yes (someone using Mac OS X commented on the issue a few days ago,
which is part of the changes to make rpath workable).

I made the change more than two months before releasing 5.6,
and no one noticed this issue...

As far as Mac OS X is concerned, the issue was there at 5.5, it just did not 

You coded

MK_SHARED_LIB='$(CC) -dynamiclib -install_name $(DESTDIR)$(libdir)/`basename 

but, according to


 Also, specifying DESTDIR should not change the operation of the software
 in any way, so _its value should not be included in any file contents_.

Since DESTDIR is used only at install time, the problem struck once you started to link when installing. But putting DESTDIR in a build stage command was an error in the first place.

BTW, Mac OS X has no rpath support

       Sincerely, Michail

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