linking problems / "undefined reference" / link path search order

Christian Neumair
Sat Dec 20 12:10:00 GMT 2003

On Sa, 2003-12-20 at 10:53 +0100, Christian Neumair wrote:
> I'm trying to link a program but I fail. The following reflects my
> linking conditions:
> - /usr/lib contains some libraries, let's call them libx, liby and libz.
> - $(prefix)/somedir contains the same libraries (libx, liby, libz), but
> those are newer, so they have more functions exposed.
> - my contains the following linker flags:
> "-Wl,--export-dynamic -pthread -L$(prefix)/somedir -lx -ly -lz".
> Now, the linker obviously tries to link against libx, liby and libz in /
> usr/lib instead of those in new prefix. Is there any way to override
> this behavior? I already tried to set the environment variable
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH to "$(prefix)/somedir", but it didn't work either.
> I couldn't find any useful information in man gcc.
Sorry for bugging you, it was libtools fault.
For further information, refer to [1].



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