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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] make install (libtool) failure on Solaris 10 (1.5rc5 and 1.4.3rc1)
From: Paul H. Hargrove (PHHargrove_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-08-26 14:23:36


I agree w/ Ralph that
    ln -s -f A B || { rm -f B && ln -s A B; }
should have worked despite the error message from the failing "ln -s -f
A B".
So, I don't think there was a real error here - sorry.

-Paul

Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Hi Paul,
>
> * Paul H. Hargrove wrote on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 05:37:23AM CEST:
>
>> This has got to be the stupidest failure I have ever seen!
>>
>> $ make install
>> [...]
>> make[3]: Entering directory
>> `/export/home/phargrov/openmpi-1.5rc5/BLD-gcc-vt/ompi'
>> test -z "/usr/local/pkg/ompi-1.5rc5/lib" || ../../config/install-sh
>> -c -d "/usr/local/pkg/ompi-1.5rc5/lib"
>> /bin/bash ../libtool --mode=install ../../config/install-sh -c
>> libmpi.la '/usr/local/pkg/ompi-1.5rc5/lib'
>> libtool: install: ../../config/install-sh -c .libs/libmpi.so.0.0.2
>> /usr/local/pkg/ompi-1.5rc5/lib/libmpi.so.0.0.2
>> libtool: install: (cd /usr/local/pkg/ompi-1.5rc5/lib && { ln -s -f
>> libmpi.so.0.0.2 libmpi.so.0 || { rm -f libmpi.so.0 && ln -s
>> libmpi.so.0.0.2 libmpi.so.0; }; })
>> Usage: ln [-f] [-s] f1
>> ln [-f] [-s] f1 f2
>> ln [-f] [-s] f1 ... fn d1
>> [...]
>>
>> This is due to an incomprehensibly stupid "ln" that cares about the
>> order of the "-s" and "-f" options:
>>
>> $ rm -f b; touch a; ln -f -s a b
>> $ rm -f b; touch a; ln -s -f a b
>> Usage: ln [-f] [-s] f1
>> ln [-f] [-s] f1 f2
>> ln [-f] [-s] f1 ... fn d1
>>
>> $ which ln
>> /usr/ucb/ln
>>
>> $ uname -a
>> SunOS lem.lbl.gov 5.10 s10_69 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10
>>
>
> I'll fix that option order in libtool, but I don't see how it could have
> caused a failed install for you, because we explicitly do
> ln -s -f A B || { rm -f B && ln -s A B; }
>
> Please also note that this ln does not do the right thing with -f -s
> when the target file already exists:
>
> $ /usr/ucb/ln -f -s a b; echo $?
> ln: b: File exists
> 1
>
> Generally, having /usr/ucb early in $PATH on Solaris doesn't seem ideal,
> the Autoconf manual describes several issues with tools in that
> directory.
>
> Cheers, and thanks for the report,
> Ralf
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Paul H. Hargrove                          PHHargrove_at_[hidden]
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