Re: shared libraries
martin f krafft <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> also sprach Justin Pryzby <email@example.com> [2004.12.07.1811 +0100]:
>> I think I will actually be installing them into /usr/lib/, with a
>> proper soname (even though the soname won't serve any purpose, as the
>> executables are bundled with the library).
> Make sure to read
> and the library packaging guide. Try to stay away from
This document explains a couple of execptions where using it is actually
good practice, and one of them is:
| * X11 uses LD_LIBRARY_PATH during its build process. X11 distributes
| its fonts in "bdf" format, and during the build process it needs to
| "compile" the bdf files into "pcf" files. LD_LIBRARY_PATH is used to
| point the the build lib directory so it can run bdftopcf during the
^^^ should be 'to'
| build stage before the shared libraries are installed.
As I understood it, this is exactly the situation Justin is in.
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