I'm in process to pack hwloc into rpm for Fedora. I have attached the latest
hwloc.spec file for reference.
However, there are strict rules to get a package into Fedora. One of the rules
is that rpmlint has to pass. It's failing at the moment:
hwloc.x86_64: E: binary-or-shlib-defines-rpath /usr/bin/hwloc-distrib
The binary or shared library defines `RPATH'. Usually this is a bad thing
because it hardcodes the path to search libraries and so makes it difficult to
move libraries around. Most likely you will find a Makefile with a line like:
gcc test.o -o test -Wl,--rpath. Also, sometimes configure scripts provide a
--disable-rpath flag to avoid this.
or for example
Basically, I need to get rid of it. One approach is to change it in the source
code directly. Could you guys do it?
I could possibly deal with it when creating a package
- either by patching libtool after ./configure step. (Which works nicely)
sed -i 's|^hardcode_libdir_flag_spec=.*|hardcode_libdir_flag_spec=""|g' libtool
sed -i 's|^runpath_var=LD_RUN_PATH|runpath_var=DIE_RPATH_DIE|g' libtool
- or by using chrpath to strip the RPATH header from the generated binary.
As I said, patching libtool after ./configure step works just fine (see attached
spec file hwloc.spec-patching_libtool). However, I don't like this solution. I
believe that fixing this in upstream would be the best solution.
Please let me know your opinion.