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Re: Dynamic linking to /usr/lib/xxxxx directory.

On Sat, Dec 16, 2006 at 09:50:18PM -0800, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 16, 2006 at 10:54:20PM +0000, Paul Cager wrote:
> > I'm packaging AFNIX which provides four or five executables and a bunch
> > of shared objects that the executables use. Since the SOs are not likely
> > to be of use to anything except the AFNIX system itself, I intend to
> > install the SOs in /usr/lib/afnix/*.so. I'm a newbie as far as SOs are
> > concerned, so can I ask a fairly basic question?
> > How do I link the program so that the end-user does not have to set
> > LD_LIBRARY_PATH?  Is this a job for the "--rpath" ld parameter, or is
> > there a better way?
> You would use -rpath for this, yes.  But please note that installing
> libraries in private directories is discouraged by policy in any case.

Except if they are private objects.


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