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Re: Hack for inter-library dependency (make DESTDIR=... install) problem

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: Hack for inter-library dependency (make DESTDIR=... install) problem.
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2001 09:27:09 -0600
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address@hidden writes:

> The LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable is for ELF systems to find shared
> libraries at run-time.  The LIBRARY_PATH variable, on the other hand,
> is a gcc setting that lets it find libraries at link-time.  It's a
> colon-separated path that fills in a bunch of '-L' options.  Other
> linkers have similar extensions -- LPATH, LOPTS, etc.

OK, thanks.  I was confused because I knew about LD_LIBRARY_PATH, but

> I've used this trick successfully in building rpm's containing
> multiple, interdependent shared libraries.  The spec file cooks up a
> custom LIBRARY_PATH setting before invoking 'make DESTDIR=foo
> install'.  The name of the game in spec file writing is to minimize
> the patch set required to build the package, so Makefile hackery is
> discouraged.

Agreed -- the same is true with Debian -- minimizing the Debian diff
is a good idea, all other things being equal.  In any case, thanks so
much.  I'll try this -- it looks like a good solution.

Rob Browning
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