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Re: general problem with pkgsrc on 64bit linux

Joerg Sonnenberger <> writes:

> On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 10:30:10AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> >   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.
> > 
> > This should be ok.  The question IMHO is why is pkgsrc using /usr/lib64
> > before /usr/pkg/lib.  If that's fixed, this should work.
> It is *not* pkgsrc. A random number of configure scripts do that though.

Do you think that the problem is in pkgsrc, now that I have posted a
patch to which fixes the problem?


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