Patch for library suffix (Please apply)

Maurizio Monge monge at
Mon May 10 19:48:15 BST 2004

Alle Monday 10 May 2004 19:02, hai scritto:
> Hash: SHA1
> On Monday 10 May 2004 10:26, Maurizio Monge wrote:
> > On my platform (amd64) I use the configure option --enable-libsuffix=64.
> > But installing kdelibs, the plugins will go in the "lib64/" subdirs,
> > while the plugin loader will ignore the suffix and look for plugins in
> > the "lib/" subdir.
> It looks ok to me, though,as an amd64 user, I've never even considered
> using the option. Don't you also need a bin64/ then?

No, it's only for libs...
You can put all binaries in /usr/bin and libraries in /usr/lib64,
or at least it works for me on my distro (mandrake).

> Why not use 
> --with-libdir instead?

Mh, i admit don't know the exact difference of using those two options,
but i think that if you use --enable-libsuffix=64 instead of 
--with-libdir=/prefix/lib64, not only libs will be in /prefix/lib64,
but the configure script will also look for the required libs in
/usr/lib64 /usr/X11R6/lib64, etc

Probably when compiling with "--with-libdir" the true solution may be to set 
the value to the libdir relative to prefix, or else if libdir is not set my 
patch should be ok...

Please CC to monge(at)sns(dot)it any 
reply since i am not subscribed to the ml.

> - --
>    "On top of that [watching KDE CVS] is interesting in a perverse
>     way, like watching sausage get made. By very smart people." - dkite
> Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (FreeBSD)
> iD8DBQFAn7WUdqzuAf6io/4RAsCQAJ9YWNWHBLDppvUmUJyfJsXBDq4nSwCfdIhg
> ZzMs8SvIv9M1Rp5QVkLdZfg=
> =UgNX

More information about the kde-core-devel mailing list