Re: Current status of OpenBSD BEAST

On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 wrote:

> Tim Janik <> wrote:
> >
> > how do other packages that come with libraries or link against
> > libraries deal with this on bsd?
> >
> Inform the linker where to automatically look for libraries. For
> instance, if Beast is going to be installed into /usr/local, then
> the following would be passed to the linker via gcc:
> -Wl,-R/usr/local/lib

why isn't libtool taking care of this automatcially on BSDs then?

> This will make the linker search for libaries in /usr/local/lib
> as well as the standard locations. This is the ELF standard way
> of finding libraries in non-default locations. Linux extends this
> by having /etc/ list extra library locations, (the BSD
> developers consider this a kludge).

> I am currently away from home, but looking forawrd to testing the
> new release on NetBSD. I will attempt to do this on a NetBSD
> machine in the first week of January, and if successfull will
> post patches for Beast's pkgsrc/wip entry to the maintainer.


> Chris


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