Subject: Re: NetBSD packages and LD_LIBRARY_PATH
To: Geert Hendrickx <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/27/2005 10:24:51
On Thu, 27 Oct 2005, Geert Hendrickx wrote:

> > It is deprecated, but a very importantly supported feature.  There are
> > reasons to set it, not the least of which is to test libraries in
> > non-installed state (libtool, among others, depends on this ability).
> Could this possibly enable us to build libraries and dependant packages in
> a subdir != ${PREFIX}, without actually installing anything?

Among other things, yes.  This is similar to how multiple interdependent
shlibs in the same source tree work.  If you need to run an in-tree
application that depends on those libraries as part of the build, you need a
way to get at those shlibs without installing them to the final rpath.

-- Todd Vierling <> <> <>