libtool: link: `/usr/lib/' is not a valid libtool archive

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Fri Mar 24 18:29:07 GMT 2006

Steven P. Ulrick wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Mar 2006 07:17:32 -0600
> Rex Dieter <rdieter at> wrote:
>>Steven P. Ulrick wrote:
>>>Hello, Rex
>>>Actually, there is no anywhere on our system. 
>>Correct, but *something* *somewhere* is incorrectly referring to this 
>>missing/non-existent file.  -> PROBLEM.  (-:
>>It's one of:
>> >>>-L/usr/local//lib -L/usr/lib -lgtk -lgdk -lgmodule -lglib -ldl
>> >>>-lXi -lXext -lX11 -lm -lxmms
>>Ah, I see you have -L/usr/local/lib there, which may contain the
>>culprit too:
>>grep /usr/lib/ /usr/local/lib/lib*.la
> Here is the output of that command:
> /usr/local/lib/' -L/usr/lib
> -L/usr/X11R6/lib /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
> -lpthread -ldl -lXi -lXext -lX11 -lm'
> I had noticed "-lxmms" in the error message the other night when I had
> to run out the door real quick.  I have xmms (compiled from source)
> installed on /usr/local.

rm -f /usr/local/lib/
should do the trick.

This is the main reason why Fedora Extras' xmms packaging omits  (-:

-- Rex
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