broken "make check" on Linux/ppc64 (linking problem)

Vincent Lefevre vincent at
Mon Sep 17 15:56:02 CEST 2007

On 2007-09-17 15:21:32 +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> In fact, the cause is that t-set_d uses GMP 4.2.1 (installed in
> /home/vlefevre/ppc64-suse-linux/lib listed in my $LD_LIBRARY_PATH),
> where there was a bug in mpz/set_d.c. If I add <build>/.libs in front
> of my $LD_LIBRARY_PATH or if I unset LD_LIBRARY_PATH, the segfault no
> longer occurs. I wonder if this is due to a libtool bug or something
> else.

I have the same problem with MPFR 2.3.0 on this machine, so this
is probably a libtool bug.

I now remember that I had a similar problem with GMP 4.2.1 (see
thread "2 tests fail on power5-unknown-linux-gnu with --enable-assert
--enable-alloca=debug" on 2007-01-26).

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