Bug#621037: scotch: missing inter-library links
Adam C Powell IV
hazelsct at debian.org
Wed Apr 6 11:47:10 UTC 2011
On Tue, 2011-04-05 at 21:18 -0400, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> Pierre & Johannes,
> On Tue, 2011-04-05 at 20:13 -0400, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> > Package: src:scotch
> > Version: 5.1.11.dfsg-5
> > Severity: serious
> > Justification: causes other packages to FTBFS
> > X-DebBugs-CC: gladky.anton at gmail.com
> > Greetings,
> > In the last upload or two, the scotch package has lost its inter-library
> > linkages. libscotchmetis should be linked -lscotch, and libscotch
> > should be linked -lscotcherr and a couple of others, but they're not.
> I'm afraid this sends us back to the drawing board. We can't simply use
> "AR = gcc ..." to build shared libraries because they need to link to
> each other.
> What were the reasons for building this way again? I can see that it's
> helpful to build the static libraries without -fPIC, but one can do this
> by building .lo objects with -fPIC and making the shared libs with
> those, like libtool does.
> I'm afraid I'm going to have to revert much of the recent work to -4 and
> try to fix its problems a different way...
Just put a fix in alioth, let me know if it gives you trouble. I plan
to upload within 4-5 hours.
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