installing 'private' shared libraries and NAMELINK_SKIP

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at
Thu Dec 11 20:20:16 CET 2008

On Thursday 11 December 2008, Will Stephenson wrote:
> I've just been troubleshooting an issue between KDE 3 and KDE 4, where
> kmail 3 refuses to start because while looking for the unversioned
> /opt/kde3/lib/, encounters the namelink for kmail
> 4's libkmailprivate in /usr/lib/
> While this is mostly an artifact of naive design choices from the KDE 3
> era, is it safe for me to add NAMELINK_SKIP to the install() for the KDE 4
>  Since this is a 'private' lib, nothing should be using
> the installed namelink to link against.

Hmm, I've never used that option.
So, if it works for you, just go ahead.
People will complain if something breaks :-)


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