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Old 12-09-2004, 11:11 AM   #1
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Question How do I link to my custom during configure/make/install if I am not root?


I am trying to install evas-1.0.0_pre13 (from enlightenment 0.17) in my system at work. However in this machine i am a simple user (no root access).

I usually install all programs from source with

./configure --prefix=/home/myuser/usr
make install

However while I was trying to install evas-1.0.0 I got:

libtool: link: `/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/2.96/../../..//' is not a valid ibtool archive

Which after some searching I found out that is an nvidia bug in the and I need to edit that file and add the word "libtool" to the second line:

These are the 2 first lines of

# - a libtool library file
# Generated by nvidia-installer: 1.0.5

And they need to read:

# - a libtool library file
# Generated by nvidia-installer: 1.0.5 (for use by libtool)

As stated at:
www dot nvnews dot net/vbulletin/archive/index.php/t-23019.html

(And they say linux is not obscure...)

Anyhow. My problem is that I am not root so I cannot change the file.

Is there any way that I can tell make to use my own copy of that I copied in my own directory?

I tried:

make -I=/home/myuser/

but it did not work

Any other ideas?


Old 12-09-2004, 11:39 AM   #2
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You will have to add the directory to the start of the linker path, so your file gets found first. If memory serves, that's:
export LDPATH=/home/myuser/:$LDPATH
(do this before, and in the same shell as, configure and make)
Old 12-13-2004, 09:51 AM   #3
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Thanks for the answer, here is what happened:

$ export LDPATH=/home/myuser/files/source_linux/evas/evas-1.0.0_pre13:$LDPATH
$ configure --prefix=/home/myuser/usr

.... no errors here ....

$ make

... same error: ...
/bin/sh ../../../../libtool --mode=link gcc -g -O2 -o evas_gl_context.lo evas_gl_font.lo evas_gl_gradient.lo evas_gl_image.lo evas_gl_line.lo evas_gl_misc.lo evas_gl_polygon.lo evas_gl_rectangle.lo evas_gl_texture.lo -L/usr/lib32 -lGL -lGLU -lpthread

libtool: link: `/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/2.96/../../..//' is not a valid libtool archive

then I checked my LDPATH:

$ echo $LDPATH


hmm it seems that i did not have an LDPATH variable before. I confirmed this with a new terminal too.

I also checked the documentation for libtool and it seems it has a flag for the link mode:

Search libdir for required libraries that have already been installed.

I dont know if that is the dir that libtool wants for I tried looking trough the configure and Makefile files but it was not easy for me to locate where should I insert the -Llibdir. configure and Makefile are still a little too complicated for me.

I would appreciate If somebody has any idea on how to install this as a normal user..




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