make check fails on powerpc-ibm-aix5.3.0.0[Scanned]

Eric Fernandez efernandez at
Wed May 27 13:12:52 CEST 2009

>>   Do I need to do a "make install" before doing a "make check" ?
> That should not normally be required.
> I am at loss explaining why things don't work for you, but 
> one guess is that your setup somehow causes a different 
> to be found, instead of the one in ./.libs.
> Do you have some environment variable set that causes the 
> linker to ignore ./.libs/  Do you even have a 
> somewhere, such as in a system lib directory?
> --
> Torbjörn


Indeed if I do a "make install" before "make check" it now passes all the numerical tests. This is because it uses the symbols in the installed /hpc/work/fernandz/gnu/lib/libgmp.a but not in the .libs folder. Is there any reason for this ? I suspect something missing in my LIBPATH. Do you have "." in yours ?


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