Automake and libtool for Samba

Alexandre Oliva oliva at
Tue Nov 21 14:17:22 GMT 2000

On Nov 20, 2000, Matt Peterson <mpeterson at> wrote:

>> Why?  Because they stuff object files in strange places, leaving
>> placeholder files in the main directory.

> Unless you routinely run production applications from the directory they
> were built from this should not be a problem.  Libtool copies libraries
> into the appropriate upon make install

This shouldn't be a problem even if you run programs in the build
directory.  This was not always true in the past, but recent releases
of libtool do The Right Thing (TM) when running both installed
programs (using installed libraries) and programs in the build tree
(using libraries from the build tree).

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