RPATH handling changed once again

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Sat Apr 8 08:59:11 BST 2006

On Saturday 08 April 2006 09:53, David Jarvie wrote:
> On Saturday 08 April 2006 00:34, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > since there were some complaints with the previous RPATH handling I
> > reworked it again in kdelibs trunk.
> > RPATH_STYLE is gone.
> > The only way left to affect RPATH handling is CMAKE_SKIP_RPATH.
> > If disabled (default), all apps will be built with RPATH pointing to the
> > install dir.
> I looked in the KDECMakeIntro Wiki article about RPATH. Could you please
> add some brief description as to what RPATH is, and how to know whether to
> use it? I'd never heard of RPATH before seeing mentions of it in this list
> in connection with CMake.

Yes, I'll do so.
It is a path compiled into the executable which will be used by the linker to 
search for the libraries and has precendence over the system lib path and 

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