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various build system fixes #1824

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grondo commented Nov 9, 2018

Just parking this PR here for the moment in case someone else hits this issue.

If an existing is installed in the system path (e.g. /usr/lib64), and flux-core is configured to side install to a different prefix (e.g. --prefix=/tmp/flux), make install will fail because, during relink, the linker will find the system before the that was just installed 馃憥.


.libs/py_mod.o: In function `register_pymod_service_name':
/tmp/flux-core/src/modules/pymod/py_mod.c:109: undefined reference to `flux_service_register'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
libtool: install: error: relink `' with the above command before installing it
make[4]: *** [install-fluxmodLTLIBRARIES] Error 1

The problem is that there is a couple places where -l and -L flags are passed to target_LDFLAGS or AM_LDFLAGS, and I guess this is confusing libtool, which then promotes -L to the front of the arguments and if that happens to be -L/usr/lib64, the system path is searched before the prefix/lb path.

This patch just cleans up the few places I found where flags should have been put on _LDADD or _LIBADD.

@grondo grondo force-pushed the grondo:fix-ldflags branch from 264f9f8 to 5806199 Nov 9, 2018


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Merging #1824 into master will decrease coverage by 0.02%.
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LGTM! Thanks @grondo!

@grondo grondo force-pushed the grondo:fix-ldflags branch 2 times, most recently from 90dea06 to 5a5ea5b Nov 14, 2018

@grondo grondo changed the title build: fix make install when an older libflux-core already installed on system various build system fixes Nov 14, 2018


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grondo commented Nov 14, 2018

Ok, I've expanded this PR to include some other build system fixes, notably:

  • #1833: don't reference rcalc.o directly in LDADD
  • #1834: vpath builds fail because version.h can't be found in srcdir

Also, moved version.h to nodist_fluxcoreinclude_HEADERS so this generated file isn't distributed as part of make dist.


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garlick commented Nov 14, 2018

LGTM (redefining G to reflect the unsatisfying available options :-)

Sorry this was such as PITA, and that I missed that version.h shouldn't be in the dist, which is pretty obvious now that you point it out.

grondo added some commits Nov 9, 2018

build: ensure -l, -L linker options are not in LDFLAGS
Problem: libtool appears to get befuddled when -L/path/to/foo -lfoo
type options appear in foobar_LDFLAGS, which is reserved for other
linker flags only. In these cases libtool might move a `-L` option
up in the argument vector, causing incorrect path to be first in the
linker path. Worst case, this can cause errors when trying to
side-install a newer version of flux-core when an old version exists
on the system. The relink will fail with unresolved symbols if a
-L/usr/lib or -L/usr/lib64 gets promoted up the argument vector.

While not a guaranteed fix, ensure that libraries and -L, -l link
options apper only in *_LIBADD or *_LDADD automake variables. This
seems to make it less likely that libtool will permute these
arguments, and works around the issue in most cases.
build: don't use wreck/rcalc.o directly in LDADD
Create convenience library Instead of including
wreck/rcalc.o directly in the LDADD of executables. This should
fix problems during parallel make of the form:

 gcc: error: rcalc.o: No such file or directory

Fixes #1833
libutil/cronodate: remove unused include of flux/core.h
Remove unnecessary include of flux/core.h header.
python: add --search option to
Problem: currently assumes all Flux API headers
are in the same directory, and this assumption doesn't hold for
generated headers like version.h, which may appear in a build
directory instead of source directory with other headers.

Add a new `--search` option to which can be used
to append to the script's search path, and internally build a list
of paths built from this path plus the "main" header path.
build: add build dir to include search paths
Problem: The flux core api header version.h is built by configure
and thus is not found under top_srcdir during a VPATH build.



So that `#include "version.h"` finds libflux version.h during a
VPATH build, and in some cases


to handle `#include "src/common/libflux/version.h"`

For python bindings generation, ensure can find
the version.h header by adding

 `--search $(top_builddir)/src/common/libflux`

to the arguments for flux-core binding generation.

Fixes #1834
build/libflux: don't distribute generated version.h
version.h is generated by configure and so should not be added to
the distribution tarball. Move it from fluxcoreinclude_HEADERS
to nodist_fluxcoreinclude_HEADERS.
travis-ci: add --no-print-directory to make
Problem: The --output-sync flag to make is causing noisy output
from the build in travis, making it difficult to easily view tests

Add the --no-print-directory flag if --output-sync is used to make
a little quieter.

Fixes #1837

@grondo grondo force-pushed the grondo:fix-ldflags branch from 57d9f9b to 2883258 Nov 14, 2018


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grondo commented Nov 14, 2018

Rebased on current master.

garlick added a commit to garlick/flux-security that referenced this pull request Nov 14, 2018

build/lib: don't distribute generated version.h
Problem: version.h in included in make dist tarball,
but it is (re-)generated by configure.

Move it from fluxsecurityinclude_HEADERS to

This change tracks a similar change made in

@garlick garlick merged commit 2bc53a7 into flux-framework:master Nov 15, 2018

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