[cvsnt-dev] build unable to compile on Linux

David Somers dsomers at omz13.com
Sun Aug 20 01:54:17 BST 2006

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Tony Hoyle wrote:

> David Somers wrote:
>> It really looks like something has gone weird with the way targets are
>> evaluated... I managed to get things working from within the gentoo
>> ebuild by dropping into ufc-crypt and doing make *before* doing make in
>> the top directory. Its ugly, but it seems to work.
> There's no difference in the way that works or the way for example
> libz.a is linked in the main code - and that's worked for years.

They are in sub-dirs... but ufc-crypt is being pulled in in a sibling dir
(wrt cvsapi)... that's the ever-so-subtle difference.

> See also libmdnsclient, libexpat, libpcre...
> Sounds like some sort of gentoo bug but I can't think how you could
> selectively break a build like that...

Probably more feature than bug... its build management system is quite picky
and throws wobbles at times (sometimes for legitimate reasons and other
times not)...  I got the darn thing to compile now, and I'm not going to
delve into it any more (since I want to retain what little sanity I have).

David Somers

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