Re: rpath (was Re: Two questions about policy)
Yves Arrouye wrote:
>> I modified regina to use rpath and stuck the function libs in
>> a subdirectory. This seems to work well with no negative side
>> effects that I can see. Anyone know what the potential problems
>> are with this?
> Another thing you could do is to stuck the libs in a subdirectory and have
> your postinst and postrm edit /etc/ld.so.conf. That sounds like the
> traditional way to me, but then that was before rpath...
It's a little trickier than the way xaw3d handled it though. A
half-dozen packages or more would use that directory and modify
This is what I had in mind,
/usr/lib/regina0/ -> contains scripts (external rexx functions),
e.g. http/ftp modules, Tk modules, &c
/usr/lib/regina0/libs/ -> the packages would drop their libs in here
I guess on a package purge check if the libs directory is empty
and then remove the ld.so.conf entry. rpath seems cleaner though.
I saw a followup about the libc5 -> libc6 problem but I don't think
this is a problem with function libs/plugins is it?
[Sorry if I missed further followups. @home mail is down again and it
will probably be a day before it's caught up. Pls Cc: replies to