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Re: Pkgsrc on linux, defective by design ?

> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 04:53:29PM +0200, Youssef Ghorbal wrote:
>>      Appending of -L/usr/lib64 will alwas lead to linking against native
>> libs when they are present on the system which not always desired.
> Sadly there is not much we can do it. If the infrastructure doesn't add
> it for the sake of some dependencies with builtin magic, many programs
> will do so to be helpful.

That can be handled with patching magic. Raw tar balls are rarely pkgsrc 

> The design breakage is actually with the GNU
> folks when they decided to add another system location, but didn't
> handle it like /usr/lib. /usr/lib is special as it will practically be
> dropped.

Can you be more specific on how /usr/lib is "special" in the GNU world ? I'm 
not seeing anything special about it as far as I know.


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