hdf5 upgrade fails

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sun Nov 4 20:52:46 PST 2007

On Nov 4, 2007, at 17:57, Chris Waterson wrote:

> Apologies if this has already been reported, but...
> It turns out that the HDF5 build will fail when *upgrading* from  
> 1.6.5_0 to 1.6.6_0 with the following error:
> gcc .libs/getnameS.o -O2 -std=c99 -Wno-long-long -O -fomit-frame- 
> pointer -finline-functions -o .libs/getname getname.o  -L./.libs - 
> lh5test -L/opt/local/lib -L/opt/local/lib/lib -L../src/.libs -lhdf5  
> -lz -lm
> /usr/bin/ld: warning -L: directory name (/opt/local/lib/lib) does  
> not exist
> /usr/bin/ld: Undefined symbols:
> _H5G_user_path_test
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make[2]: *** [getname] Error 1
> make[1]: *** [tests] Error 1
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> This is because it finds the old libhdf5.a in /opt/local/lib before  
> finding it in ../src/.libs (the local build directory).
> I was able to work around this problem by:
>   port uninstall -f hdf5
>   port install hdf5
> It would be nice to somehow patch or fix the software so that this  
> doesn't bite other unwitting upgraders...

Yes, we have two bugs filed on that problem:



The maintainer of the hdf5 port has not yet added any comments to  
those bugs.

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