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Old 04-30-2013, 09:27 AM   #1
prushik
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webkit trying to link to libraries in the wrong place


I am trying to build webkit-1.8.3 and I am having some troubles.
I usually have trouble, but this one is baffling.
I have installed gettext, first in /usr/local and then in /. I have built webkit before and it worked alright, but I had troubles with libpng12 so I upgraded that to libpng15 and removed libpng12. This fixed my png issues, but requires me to build lots of things again (such as webkit). Another thing I want to do it remove everything in local, I made sure that everything I had installed in local was also properly installed in /. Then, I moved local to local.old so that it is out of everybody's search path. I compiled most packages with no problem, however, webkit is behaving odd.
The behavior is as follows.
I run
Code:
make clean distclean
to make sure I get a clean start. On top of that, I am building out of tree to eliminate any kind of stuff leftover from previous builds.
configure runs fine and detects everything fine, including gettext. I configure with the following line:
Code:
../configure --prefix= --disable-geolocation --with-gtk=2.0 --with-accelerated-compositing=cairo
I then run make and it runs for some time and then finally errors out with the following line:
Code:
  CXXLD  libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0.la
libtool: link: cannot find the library `/usr/local/lib/libintl.la' or unhandled argument `/usr/local/lib/libintl.la'
This, I cannot understand. gettext is simply not installed in /usr/local, it is installed in /. How is it possible that webkit could be looking for it in /usr/local? is /usr/local somehow hardcoded into the webkit build process? I doubt that. Is something somehow left over? I moved local so that nobody can find it. How does webkit find where gettext should be?

Edit:
Insanely, the gettext package itself does the exact same thing:
Code:
grep: /usr/local/lib/libintl.la: No such file or directory
sed: /usr/local/lib/libintl.la: No such file or directory
libtool: link: `/usr/local/lib/libintl.la' is not a valid libtool archive
make[4]: *** [libgettextlib.la] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory `/root/Sandbox/gettext-0.18.2.1/gettext-tools/gnulib-lib'
make[3]: *** [all] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/root/Sandbox/gettext-0.18.2.1/gettext-tools/gnulib-lib'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/Sandbox/gettext-0.18.2.1/gettext-tools'
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Sandbox/gettext-0.18.2.1/gettext-tools'

Last edited by prushik; 04-30-2013 at 09:32 AM. Reason: Add more information
 
Old 04-30-2013, 11:14 PM   #2
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OK. Problem Solved.
Libtool was the issue. I was ignorant about how libtool functions. It created a bunch of .la files in lib, and the ones that depend on libintl referenced /usr/local/lib/libintl.la in their .la files. I guess they didn't get updated when I installed gettext in / (which makes sense I suppose). Then somehow gettext depends on something that depends on gettext (circular dependency issue?).
So what I did was really hacky, but did exactly what I wanted, and was quite simple, since I _knew_ for sure that I had installed everything in / that was installed in /local, I ran the following command:
Code:
sed -i "s/\/usr\/local\//\//g" /lib/*.la
Basically using sed to replace all /usr/local/ with just /. And it even works with stock busybox sed.
Gettext built correctly, but I didn't reinstall it since I'm happy with the solution I found.

Now lets see how the webkit build goes....
 
  


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