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Re: Installation proposal


On 27 Feb 2002, Alexandre Oliva wrote:

> - on most other systems, when a libtool shared library is linked with
>   another libtool shared library, the latter still being in its build
>   tree.  Because libtool creates libraries in the build tree in such a
>   way that they can be linked with and used in-place, it encodes
>   build-tree pathnames into the library.  Then, at install time, it
>   re-links libraries such that the work in the install tree.  Again,
>   on HP-UX, DESTDIR installations don't work.

libtool also encodes build tree paths into the .la files it installs (e.g.
PR other/3525).  Why don't those get properly regenerated at install time?
Is there a security issue here?

-- 
Joseph S. Myers
jsm28@cam.ac.uk


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