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

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Sun Aug 21 12:28:00 GMT 2016


On 8/20/2016 5:54 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
> I'm trying to rebuild texlive, and the build on x86 is failing as follows:
>
> make[2]: Entering directory '/home/kbrown/src/cygtexlive/texlive/texlive-20160520-2.i686/build/texk/xdvik'
> /bin/sh ./libtool  --tag=CC   --mode=link gcc -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wno-unknown-pragmas -ggdb -O2 -pipe -Wimplicit-function-declaration -fdebug-prefix-map=/home/kbrown/src/cygtexlive/texlive/texlive-20160520-2.i686/build=/usr/src/debug/texlive-20160520-2 -fdebug-prefix-map=/home/kbrown/src/cygtexlive/texlive/texlive-20160520-2.i686/src/texlive-20160520-source=/usr/src/debug/texlive-20160520-2   -o xdvi-bin.exe main.o libxdvi.a /home/kbrown/src/cygtexlive/texlive/texlive-20160520-2.i686/build/texk/kpathsea/libkpathsea.la -lfreetype  -Xlinker --allow-multiple-definition  -lXaw -lXmu -lXt -lSM -lICE -lXi -lXext -lXpm -lX11
> libtool:   error: cannot find the library '/usr/lib/libxcb.la' or unhandled argument '/usr/lib/libxcb.la'
>
> (/usr/lib/libxcb.la 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/libxcb.la in their dependency_libs.  In 
particular, this is true of /usr/lib/libXext.la.  So I'm guessing that 
the presence of -lXext in the libtool command line is causing libtool to 
look for /usr/lib/libxcb.la.

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

Ken


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