Subject: Re: X library path, etc.
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jim Wise <email@example.com>
Date: 01/14/2002 18:26:59
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One key problem with this is that many packages link a binary against a
library which is in a build directory, and then install both the library
and the binary.
That is to say that the -L argument often (usually?) _isn't_ the -Wl,-R
argument you want...
On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Peter Seebach wrote:
>It is a frequent nuisance to me that any program that is linked with
>X11 libs seems to need "-Wl,-R/usr/X11R6/lib".
>Couldn't/shouldn't the default be that "-Lfoo" *IMPLIES* that? Is there
>some obvious trick I'm missing that would make a naive build script work
>by default, without having to tell it "by the way, you need to go out of
>your way to clarify that you weren't joking when you asked for the X11 libs"?
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