[arch-general] SOLVED - Re: Need help understanding new "make install" failures - libtool: install: error: relink `blah...la' ??

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Mon Apr 9 10:02:20 EDT 2012

On 04/07/2012 06:54 PM, David C. Rankin wrote:
> Guys,
>   After the latest updates, I'm getting a number of package() "make install"
> failures on packages that have, until now, packaged just fine. Is anybody else
> experiencing this on packages you build? If so, do you know what is causing it
> -- and how to fix?  I've searched and found that sometimes reordering the link
> commands in the Makefile can help, but I can't figure out why things have
> packaged just fine up until now and are now failing. Since everything built fine
> with the build() command -- why the failure on package()??
>   I've also read another solution is to do away with the .la files completely
> and replace with a package config setup. However, before I try and tackle
> something like that, I want to figure out what broke. The failures during "make
> install" look like this (gwenview and tdegames examples:)
> the failure:
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -ltdeinit_gwenview
> collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
> libtool: install: error: relink `gwenview.la' with the above command before
> installing it


  The answer was provided in an AUR post for spice-gtk:

  Try editing the PKBUILD in package()

make -j1 DESTDIR="$pkgdir/" install

  It seems that parallel building during package was the culprit. The build of
tdegames went fine after adding -j1.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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