[LAD] question on dynamic linking

Jan Weil Jan.Weil at web.de
Thu Sep 27 12:49:33 UTC 2007

Hi Marije,

On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 14:36 +0200, nescivi wrote:
> I am having a discussion on the supercollider front about what is the proper 
> way for dynamic linking.
> as far as I know, you use ldconfig and have the library location that programs 
> dynamically link to defined in /etc/ld.so.conf
> but what is supposed to happen if the user just installs the program to a 
> directory in his home directory?
> how should the dynamic linking be defined?

I am not sure whether I get your question, but for testing purposes, I
mostly install software using --prefix=$HOME/local, including dynamic
libraries, which end up in $HOME/local/lib. In order to let programs in
$HOME/local/bin find these libraries, I set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to include



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