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Re: libtool not finding /usr/lib/ or what?

On 01/07/2017 09:18, Mark Geisert wrote:
On Sat, 1 Jul 2017, Marco Atzeri wrote:
On 01/07/2017 07:47, Mark Geisert wrote:
Esteemed co-conspirators,
I've been pulling my hair out trying to build a new cygutils package on
32-bit Cygwin.  The exact same source package builds fine on 64-bit but
32-bit fails with the following...

  CC       src/ipc/semstat.o
  CXX      src/cygdrop/src_cygdrop_cygdrop-cygdrop.o
  CCLD     src/cygicons/
  CCLD     src/banner/banner.exe
libtool:   error: cannot find the library '/usr/lib/' or
unhandled argument '/usr/lib/'

it is pulled by /usr/lib/


$ cd /usr/lib
$ mv libpopt.la_bk

and run again make in build

Amazing.  That does work.  But what is the correct way to deal with this
when some random user wants to build 32-bit cygutils from source?
Should the build procedure actually do what you suggested?  I could not
figure out which package supplies (or used to supply) for 32
Thanks much,


we should remove the not needed /usr/lib/*.la (not all)
as we did from start on the 64bit version

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