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I'm not sure if this is really a bug:

I'm trying to make sure that a certain software package is built with a=
 custom library (ffmpeg) rather than using the shared libraries from a =
central location that also provides other dependencies. Since it seems =
impossible to tell the linker not to take a given library from a partic=
ular location I am patching the custom ffmpeg's .pc files so that the "=
Libs:" line reads "${libdir}/libavfoo.dylib" instead of "-L${libdir} -l=
avfoo" (this is on OS X, indeed).

This doesn't work, because for some reason the libtool script that is c=
reated in the toplevel source directory (by autoreconf) filters out tho=
se absolute paths to library files before calling the actual linker. In=
 order for this to work I need to trick libtool: set up symlinks (ln -s=
 libavfoo.dylib libavfoo.o) that look like regular object files, and le=
t the linker driver (clang) figure out what it is actually working with=

Is this a known issue (or feature) in libtool, is there something awry =
with the copy that's created by autoreconf, or is this a bug that needs=
I'm using version 2.4.6 .


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To: =?UTF-8?Q?Ren=C3=A9?= J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin@HIDDEN>
Subject: bug#23494: Acknowledgement (using absolute library references
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