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Re: How does one specify linking to 64 bit libraries when there is a cho

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: How does one specify linking to 64 bit libraries when there is a choice?
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 08:05:45 -0700
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On 12/20/2010 07:59 AM, Bruce Korb wrote:
> Hi Andy, Ralf, et al.,
> On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 6:23 AM, Andy Wingo <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>   How much understanding of the machinery should be expected
>>>   of the hapless project builder?
>> I'm not sure, but: .....
> I am sure of this:  It needs to be minimized.  If there are insurmountable
> problems in figuring out that the lib directory is /usr/lib64,
> then the builder has to supply it. I really doubt it is that hard to
> figure out though.

If a distro insists on shipping 64-bit libraries under /usr/lib64, then
it would be in the distro's best interest to also ship a
variable that defaults --libdir to the appropriate /usr/lib64 location.
 You should raise this as a bug report with any distro that doesn't make
out-of-the-box installation into distro-specific defaults more automatic.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library

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