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Re: how to install library in a specific directory?

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: how to install library in a specific directory?
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 23:07:46 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-15)


* John Calcote wrote on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 08:02:37AM CEST:
> On 7/22/2009 9:15 PM, A117 wrote:
> >Thank you. I've decided to put the library in /usr/local/lib, while its 
> >header files in /usr/local/include/ezproject.
> >It's strange though /usr/local/lib is in /etc/ (actually in 
> >another file it includes), and I can build other programs acting much as 
> >mine, I have difficulty with mine only. I run ldconfig manually and then it 
> >works. Now I'm releasing my software.
> ldconfig updates the library cache. the /etc/ file is the
> file used by ldconfig to determine which directories to scan for
> libraries. When you add a new library to one of the directories in
> /etc/, then you need to run ldconfig to ensure that the
> cache is aware of that new library.

FWIW, 'libtool --mode=install' should be running 'ldconfig -n' if you
don't happen to use DESTDIR; otherwise, there is --finish.


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