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Re: make always relinks the shared libraries

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: make always relinks the shared libraries
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 16:18:13 -0400
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On Sun, Aug 19, 2018 at 09:02:17PM +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
> On 2018-08-19 11:48 -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 09:34:51AM +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
> >> Running make twice ought to do nothing in the second run, but if shared
> >> libraries are enabled, they will always be relinked.  Example:
> > ...
> >> If "--without-progs --without-tests" is not specified, the result is
> >> even worse since the programs are recompiled in the second make run.
> >> This increases build times, invalidates stamp files and has caused
> >> race conditions in the Debian build as noticed by Helmut Grohne in
> >> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=903790.
> >
> > In my test-package, with the changes for "--disable-relink", I don't
> > see any relinking left to fix...
> Indeed, but there seems to be another problem now: "make install" does
> not always replace the shared libraries in the destination directory.
> This breaks the Debian build, which relies on installing the non-wide
> libraries first, then the wide ones.  In my test build, dpkg-gensymbols
> complained about missing symbols in libtinfo.so.6 because of that.

hmm - I didn't see that with Debian 8 or testing, but that might be related to
the problem I had with the Fedora package (though SuSE and Mageia worked).
> Thanks for working on this issue.

no problem (not done yet)

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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