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Re: Advice needed in package building process

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On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 02:14:58PM +0800, Gary Ford wrote:
> I am building my own MySQL .deb as I like to have everything in
> /usr/local/mysql.  I've pretty much got it all down, but the one thing
> that I would really like to have happen is to run the this at the end
> of the install process:
> echo "/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql" >> /etc/ld.so.conf && ldconfig
> I tried put that in the debian/postinst, but it didn't seem to do
> anything.
> Does anyone have any helpful hints?

That line should add '/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql' to the end of
/etc/ld.so.conf, and the rerun ldconfig.  /etc/ld.so.conf is used to
tell ld, Linux's dynamic library loader, about the location of
non-standard libraries.

What do you mean it doesn't do anything?  It won't add any files or
print anything, it just adds the line to that file, then updates
/etc/ld.so.cache...Also, that should be 'ldconfig -X', since your Debian
package is supposed to take care of creating the library symlinks and

Rob Weir <rweir@ertius.org>				http://ertius.org/

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