[Buildroot] Libtool relinking problem

Hans-Christian Egtvedt hcegtvedt at atmel.com
Tue Feb 12 06:11:53 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-02-11 at 20:53 -0500, John Voltz wrote:
> I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed problems when installing some
> libraries to the staging_dir, sometimes libtool will place a  random
> dependency reference as /usr/lib/xxx.la instead of
> $(STAGING_DIR)/usr/lib/xxx.la.

Unsure why some libraries fail to install with correct path while others
manage to do $(DESTDIR)/$(PREFIX)/lib/libxxx.la.

I usually add a $(SED) to the Buildroot Makefile to correct the
libxxx.la file.

$(SED) "s,^libdir=.*,libdir=\'$(STAGING_DIR)/usr/lib\',g" $(STAGING_DIR)/usr/lib/libxxx.la

> This appears to be caused by the libtool re-linking during install.
> Anybody know what to do to fix this? I tried adding
> LDFLAGS="-L$(STAGING_DIR)/usr/lib" to make install, but it didn't
> help.

Fiddling with LDFLAGS, CFLAGS, etc to solve an issue is seldom the right

With kind regards,
Hans-Christian Egtvedt, Applications Engineer

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