Hello. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to get OpenMPI to compile
shared libraries without hard-coding the installation directory in
them. After compiling and installing OpenMPI, the shared libraries have
the installation libraries hard-coded in them. For instance:
$ ldd libmpi.so
libnsl.so.1 => /lib64/libnsl.so.1 (0x0000002a95852000)
libutil.so.1 => /lib64/libutil.so.1 (0x0000002a95968000)
libm.so.6 => /lib64/tls/libm.so.6 (0x0000002a95a6c000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib64/tls/libpthread.so.0 (0x0000002a95bc4000)
libc.so.6 => /lib64/tls/libc.so.6 (0x0000002a95cd8000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib64/libdl.so.2 (0x0000002a9605a000)
In the above,
is hardcoded into libmpi.so using --rpath when libmpi.so is compiled.
This is problematic because the installation cannot be moved after it is
installed. It is often useful to compile/install libraries on one
machine and then move the libraries to a different location on other
machines (of course, LD_LIBRARY_PATH or some means then needs to be used
to pick up libs are runtime). This relocation is also useful when
redistributing the MPI installation with an application. The hard-coded
paths prohibit this.
I've tried to modify the "--rpath" argument in libtool and
opal/libltdl/libtool, but have not gotten this to work.
Has anyone else had experience with this? (I'm building OpenMPI 1.1.2
on linux x86_64.) Thanks in advance for any potential help.