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Re: general problem with pkgsrc on 64bit linux writes:

> Well, I think the problem comes from the fact that the guy's Linux system has 
> 3rd party software installed under system directories, like /usr/lib64. So 
> for example, GTK2 libraries are dumped under /usr/lib64, when pkgsrc tries to 
> build and link to its own GTK2 libraries, the linker first searches system 
> directories and tries to link to the wrong libraries.
> Personally, I would create a chroot jail and populate it only with core 
> system 
> binaries and libraries, like base BSD system. Build packages inside chroot 
> and test them to make sure they work. Then I would remove all 3rd party 
> software from Linux, leaving just the base system and switch to pkgsrc 
> software.

not a bad idea, but i would like to remark that the platform in
question is rhel 4 in a standard configuration (intel 64bit), a
common platform...


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