[Death to] /opt/gnome

Larry Lawrence larry at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Oct 12 09:51:27 PDT 2002

Larry Lawrence wrote:

>>  - I'd really like someone to point out where in the Developer's guides
>>   for either Gnome 1.4.x or Gnome 2.0.x the variable GNOME_LIBCONFIG is
>>   cited.  I have never seen this sucker mentioned anywhere before.  The
>>   fact that it's set to /usr/lib makes me suspect it's yet another case
>>   of specifying defaults unnecessarily (which is bad--I'll 'splain
>>   later).
> I didn't make it up, so I'll find my source.

> Larry

GNOME_LIBCONFIG is a Gnome-1.4 variable.  Its purpose is to point to 
alternative pkgconfig paths.  The default pkgconfig is based on gnomes 
prefix, which in our case is /opt/gnome/lib, so we are not specifying the 

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