Subject: new packages
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/09/1998 04:07:39
Just a request for anyone building new packages:
Please include -Wl,-R$(LOCALBASE)/lib or -Wl,-R$(X11BASE)/lib whenever you use
the corresponding -L option. This is an elf thing, and will not affect a.out
packages in any way. It will however correctly build the ELF packages. Its
usually a matter of adding this to the LDFLAGS somewhere in the pkg, in front
of whatever -L options you specify. This is only needed when linking shared
It only takes a second or two to fix, and saves me (and whatever poor
maintainer gets stuck applying my deluge of patches) alot of work.
This is *not* neccesary for any packages that are built using imake.
(BTW- this isn't official or anything, just a request.. though it would be
really nice to see this get into the Packages.txt file)
Tim Rightnour - email@example.com