basedir-spec issue

Rodney Dawes dobey at
Tue May 11 02:18:36 EEST 2004

Somehow I think manually editing the compile command line counts as
"fiddling". :)

-- dobey

On Hën , 2004-05-10 at 23:30 +0100, Mike Hearn wrote:
> On Mon, 10 May 2004 09:11:49 -0400, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> > The rpath stuff only gets set
> > properly if the .la files are available for libtool to use, which aren't
> > needed on linux. Distributions like Red Hat, have started to get rid of
> > them completely.
> If you assume an FHS layout then you can do this:
> --rpath='${ORIGIN}/../lib' 
> which will cause a program /opt/bin/foo to look in /opt/lib for its
> libraries.
> This is a little known trick. It is however entirely standard (it's a part
> of the ELF spec). Maybe this is what you are looking for?
> apbuild sets this automatically on the grounds that it's nearly always the
> right thing to do.
> thanks -mike

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