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Re: FW: I hate to ask this question (.la files and depends)

On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 03:17:45PM -0500, James A. Cleland wrote:
> I have read there are some paths from the build tree, etc that get added to
> .la files unnecessarily when building gcc. I have also heard this is a
> libtool 'side-effect'. I would never have noticed unless I started to see
> libtool-created links that contained HUNDREDS of references to gcc_s, gcc,
> c, and m, among other things.
> Here's what my /usr/lib/ depend line looks like:

Yep, libstdc++ is one of the most visible cases of this problem.  The thing
is, we have to tell libtool which directories to search, and there's no way
for it to know which directories are "transient" and shouldn't be remembered.
It's a well-known problem and people would love for it to be solved.
(Got any spare time?)

> What files should I be correcting (if any) besides

The .la files are the only place where these paths are recorded.

> 2.) I also see this alot:
> libtool: link: warning:
> `/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i686-pc-linux-gnu/3.0.3/../../../' seems to be
> moved
> What does this mean?

I have no idea.  I don't think I've ever seen that before.

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