Re: Gnome & /usr/local policy
I believe GNOME 2 fixes the problem - each app specifies it's own prefix
to the gnome_init (or equiv), this is searched as well as the prefixes
for the libraries...
On Wed, 2001-11-28 at 14:36, Jules Bean wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 09:27:04AM -0500, Justin Hahn wrote:
> > IIRC, this is a known problem in GNOME. I filed a bug on this with them back
> > in the pre-1.0 days and they marked it as won't fix. A bug relating to this
> > is probably still in their bug tracker. They don't seem to care much.
> > IIRC, it's because the prefix gets hard coded into the GNOME libraries. It's
> > quite ugly actually.
> If you're right, this sounds like an excellent opportunity for Debian
> to do the Right Thing (tm) even though upstream doesn't.
> So we just need someone to go and root out all the hard-coded paths
> and replace them with hardcoded path-*lists*... and then we'll be able
> to pass the compile options to make sure /usr/local/foo is in there
> whenever /usr/share/foo is.
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