Subject: Re: libraries problem
To: Erik Huizing <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jorgen Lundman <email@example.com>
Date: 03/14/2001 17:18:25
LD_LIBRARY_PATH is obsolete now, or rather, there is a system wide way
to set the search path for libraries by editing /etc/ld.so.conf, and
LD_LIBRARY_PATH is still handy for users wanting their own set of
libraries, or debugging etc.
Or how wrong am I?:)
Erik Huizing wrote:
> I think the correct way is to specify -L/usr/pkg/lib
> To get /usr/pkg/include in the include path, add -I/usr/pkg/include to
> the compile line.
> Some packages, like pthreads will actually require
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH is used when the program is acutally run, so the OS knows
> where to go looking for libraries if if doesn't find them in the standard
> Hope that helps.
> The first rule of Fight Club is: You Do Not Talk About Fight Club.
> // Erik Huizing firstname.lastname@example.org
> // www.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~huizing
> On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
> > Hi,
> > If I have libraries installed in /usr/pkg/lib, how do I ensure that
> > programs find them while compiling ?
> > I know that LD_LIBRARY_PATH should do the trick, but it doesn't quite work
> > for me. For example, I do:
> > [root@NetBSD](cucipop-1.31)# export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/pkg/lib/
> > [root@NetBSD](cucipop-1.31)# ls -al /usr/pkg/lib/libdb2*
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 372542 Dec 24 05:51 /usr/pkg/lib/libdb2.a
> > -r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 642 Dec 24 05:51 /usr/pkg/lib/libdb2.la
> > lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 13 Dec 24 05:51 /usr/pkg/lib/libdb2.so -> libdb2.so.2.7
> > lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 13 Dec 24 05:51 /usr/pkg/lib/libdb2.so.2 -> libdb2.so.2.7
> > -r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 285728 Dec 24 05:51 /usr/pkg/lib/libdb2.so.2.7
> > And then:
> > [root@NetBSD](cucipop-1.31)# gmake install
> > cc -O -DUSE_DB cucipop.o authenticate.o atotime.o locking.o xcreat.o dbops.o hsort.o simplecrypt.o md5/md5c.o -o cucipop -lcrypt -ldb2
> > /usr/bin/ld: cannot open -ldb2: No such file or directory
> > collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> > gmake: *** [cucipop] Error 1
> > The error went of when I linked the above libd2 libraries to /usr/lib (OR
> > used the -L/usr/pkg/lib to cc), but what is The Right Way (TM) to do it
> > :) ?
> > Similarly, if I have include files lying in /usr/pkg/include, how do I get
> > programs to use that ?
> > Regards.
> > __
> > Rakhesh Sasidharan rakhesh at cse.iitd.ac.in
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