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bug #53017: Building libgpsd.dylib neglects to set its install_name

Submitted by:  Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign>
Submitted on:  Tue 30 Jan 2018 04:13:16 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Fri 31 May 2019 03:18:24 PM UTC, comment #2: 

It looks like the library install name is now being set as of https://gitlab.com/gpsd/gpsd/commit/19ee7ead6be107f50bc51ba47386694546e71ebf but it's not correct if DESTDIR is used; I've filed that as https://gitlab.com/gpsd/gpsd/issues/1. And the library versioning issue remains; I've filed that as https://gitlab.com/gpsd/gpsd/issues/2.

Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign>
Fri 31 May 2019 11:07:00 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Unfortunately. we don't have enough MacOS knowledge to apply a fundamental fix.

Normally I'd leave this bug sitting here until we figure this out, but we've moved to a new bugtracker at Gitlab.  Therefore: if this is still a live issue, please refile at https://gitlab.com/gpsd/gpsd/issues

Closing here.

Eric S. Raymond <esr>
Project Administrator
Tue 30 Jan 2018 04:13:16 PM UTC, original submission:  

On macOS, dynamic libraries need to have their install_name set to the absolute path where the library will be installed. The gpsd build system doesn't set this property when building libgpsd.dylib, making it unusable. It also doesn't set the library's current_version or compatibility_version, which should also typically be set to some value meaningful to your library versioning scheme. I don't understand scons well enough to suggest where in the SConstruct file to set these flags.

Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign>


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