Subject: Re: 1.5_ALPHA and shared libraries (esp. XFree86 4.0)
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From: Richard Rauch <rauch@eecs.ukans.edud>
List: current-users
Date: 08/11/2000 04:48:19
On Fri, 11 Aug 2000, Richard Rauch wrote:

> The context: I did a binary install of XFree86 v4.0 on a 1.5_ALPHA (i386)

...I found the problem.  The X binaries were looking for, for example,, when in fact I had  Taking a small chance, I
constructed symbolic links and now that bit is sorted out.

Now I just need to fix up my monitor configuration so that I can use the X
display.  And, since apparently neither GLU nor glut are included as part
of the XFree86 OpenGL support, I need to get my hands on a GLU and glut
implementation.  (I guess that I shouldn't be surprised, but I really
expected at least GLU.)  (Hm.  I suppose that I can lift the GLU/glut out
of Mesa-glx.)

This question still remains, though, re. linking under the new
shared-library handling:

> (While I'm posting anyway, a loosely related question: I have some OpenGL
> type code.  When rebuilding under NetBSD 1.5_ALPHA, I had to not only have
> ``-L<dir>'' but also ``-Wl,-R<dir>''.  ...well, I assumed that I needed to
> keep ``-L<dir>''.  (^& Is there a way to avoid this redundancy of
> specifying library directories twice?)

  "I probably don't know what I'm talking about."