Re: Shared libs, moduledir
On Friday 03 August 2001 20:46, Ivan E. Moore II wrote:
[shared lib locations, ld.so, ldconfig, KDE modules]
> I can easily sum most if not all of this up.
Ivan, thanks for replying.
> According to FHS and all a distribution is not supposed to touch
> anything in /usr/local. /usr/local is meant for use by enduser's.
> The reason why the KDE tarballs and projects created by KDevelop put
> things in /usr/local/xxx is because these are things the enduser
Okay. But what is an end user to do who wants to install a KDE tarball
> On a normal distribution that follows FHS you will find that the
> moduledir will be /usr/lib/kde2. This path does not need to go into
> ld.so.conf because they are modules and KDE apps are the only apps
> that need them. Since they are the only apps that need them and they
> already know where to find them there is no need to tell anyone else
> where they live.
...while KDE does indeed find modules installed in /usr/lib/kde2, it
apparently doesn't find modules in /usr/local/lib/kde2, even though my
KDEDIRS is set to /usr/local:/usr/.
Thanks also to Andy Saxena who pointed me to man ldconfig. On
re-reading I found, that ldconfig always processes /lib and /usr/lib,
no matter if they're in /etc/ld.so.conf.
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