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Re: transitive shared library dependencies and installation

From: wferi
Subject: Re: transitive shared library dependencies and installation
Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2020 21:56:45 +0100
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Bob Friesenhahn <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat, 4 Jan 2020, address@hidden wrote:
>>> Above dependency explain all - lib_LTLIBRARIES is project (sample)
>>> specific. Project should ensure order.
>> Fair enogh, but my point (which I didn't really emphasize) is that
>> installation could work in any order, if relinking didn't depend on
>> already installed libraries.  It's even necessary for mutually dependent
>> libraries.
> That sounds like a great idea.  However, there is a problem that
> linking on some systems does depend on already installed libraries (or
> will end up using them) and so the libraries need to be installed and
> linked in a particular order.

Do you happen to know which systems these are?  Where are these
constraints documented?  Do the libtool maintainers (er, anybody) have
access to such systems?  I think these are prerequisites for effective
libtool maintenance (and I'm probably just scratching the surface).

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