[cairo] Pixman 0.10 doesn't compile

Carl Worth cworth at cworth.org
Tue Apr 29 10:51:29 PDT 2008

On Tue, 29 Apr 2008 16:34:59 +0200, Quentin Godfroy wrote:
> In fact I am helping a friend to compile a new gtk in /usr/local, and he is
> having problems with dependencies, and he has undefined symbols when libtool
> tries to link with both the new and old glib.
> The problem seems to be in /usr/lib/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.la and others...

Whenever I hit libtool-caused problems like this on Linux, I find that
the problems all magically go away by deleting all .la files from
system library directories, (/usr/lib, /usr/local/lib, etc.).

The .la files are not necessary for Linux, and they cause actual harm.

Distribution packages generally do special things to ensure that the
.la files don't get installed. What I haven't figured out is why the
distributions don't change libtool to not install these files when
doing a normal build, (outside of the packaging system).

Good luck!

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