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Re: Installation Report for powerpc-apple-netbsdelf1.5

From: Patrick Welche <prlw1(at)newn(dot)cam(dot)ac(dot)uk>
To: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>
Cc: PostgreSQL HACKERS <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Installation Report for powerpc-apple-netbsdelf1.5
Date: 2000-07-26 16:03:08
Message-ID: 20000726170308.I1960@quartz.newn.cam.ac.uk (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 03:55:27PM +0000, Thomas Lockhart wrote:
> > So, any chance of putting -rpath in?
> 
> istm that it would be acceptable to have --enable-rpath or something
> similar available in ./configure.
> 
> I recall one big problem with this on my Linux boxen: g++ (and
> presumably gcc) checks for the *existance* of the rpath directory during
> the linking stage, and barfs if it does not exist. This is incompatible
> with building in one place, then installing in another, which is
> probably why package builders in particular conclude that it is The
> Wrong Thing.

*existance* before installation! wow! I would have expected
-Lnot_yet_installed_directory -Wl,-Rwhere_the_libs_will_end_up -lfoo

Anyway, some sort of flag would be good..

Cheers,

Patrick

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