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Re: libtool: error: cannot find the library '/usr/lib/'...

On 8/21/2016 11:04 AM, Marco Atzeri wrote:
On 21/08/2016 06:01, Ken Brown wrote:
On 8/20/2016 5:54 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
I'm trying to rebuild texlive, and the build on x86 is failing as

make[2]: Entering directory

/bin/sh ./libtool  --tag=CC   --mode=link gcc -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type
-Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wno-unknown-pragmas -ggdb -O2 -pipe


-o xdvi-bin.exe main.o libxdvi.a

-lfreetype  -Xlinker --allow-multiple-definition  -lXaw -lXmu -lXt
-lSM -lICE -lXi -lXext -lXpm -lX11
libtool:   error: cannot find the library '/usr/lib/' or
unhandled argument '/usr/lib/'

(/usr/lib/ was removed from the x86 distro in the recent
update of libxcb-devel.)

I think I found the problem, but I don't have access to my build machine
right now to test it: Several /usr/lib/*.la files include the
non-existent /usr/lib/ in their dependency_libs.  In
particular, this is true of /usr/lib/  So I'm guessing that
the presence of -lXext in the libtool command line is causing libtool to
look for /usr/lib/

Can someone confirm this guess?  If I'm right, then it seems that
/usr/lib/ should be restored until all packages that depend on
it can be rebuilt.


my usual solution it to remove the /usr/lib/*.la that is calling the
This is also what Yaakov proposed as general solution.

Removing /usr/lib/ solved the problem.  Thanks for your help.


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