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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] VT support for 1.5
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-06-10 09:29:08

On Jun 10, 2011, at 5:16 AM, Matthias Jurenz wrote:

> There are different ways to fix the problem:
> 1. Apply the attached patch on
> This patch excludes the target library name from searching *.la libraries.

Does your patch work for vpath builds, too? If so, isn't this something that should be submitted upstream?

> 2. Rename the VT's libutil
> This would prevents name conflicts with dependency libraries.

This is my preference; can't it just be renamed to libvtutil or something?

> 3. Clear list of dependency libraries when building VT's libutil.
> This could be done by adding LIBS= to the in
> ompi/contrib/vt/vt/util/. The VT's libutil has no dependencies to other
> libraries except libc.

That seems like it would work, but feels a bit hack-ish.

> 4. Perform "make clean" or remove ompi/contrib/vt/vt/util/ after re-
> configure.
> Nonsense - it cannot be required from the user.


> My favorite suggestion is 1. It would be just another patch in addition to the set of Libtool patches invoked by autogen.

Keep in mind that most (all?) of those are for handling older versions of the GNU Autotools, and/or for patches that have been submitted upstream but are not part of an official release yet. Or, they are for v1.5.x where we have "locked in" the versions of the GNU autotools for the entire series and won't upgrade, even if never versions fix the things we've put in patches for.

Jeff Squyres
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