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Re: interdependancies between libraries

From: Brian May
Subject: Re: interdependancies between libraries
Date: 18 Jan 2001 11:42:10 +1100
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>>>>> "Kevin" == Kevin Ryde <address@hidden> writes:

    >> On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 01:50:57PM +1100, Brian May wrote: >
    >> Oh, another observation: installing the libraries in their
    >> non-final > location (as required for Debian packaging tools,
    >> probably Redhat too) > simply does not work, as shown below. I
    >> think some of the required -L > options to the linker might be
    >> missing.  > > <snipped of failed relink>

    Kevin> Some Debian libtool packages (eg. libgtk1.2) seem to get
    Kevin> away with

    Kevin>         ./configure --prefix=/usr

    Kevin> but then overriding that for the install

    Kevin>         make prefix=`pwd`/debian/tmp/usr install

No - that is what causes this problem. Libraries get installed in
`pwd`/debian/tmp, not /usr, where the linker (during "make install")
can't find them.

(Ok, I may have messed up my example :-(, but the same thing happens,
I tried it too).
Brian May <address@hidden>

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