Tushar Teredesai linux_from_scratch at
Mon Feb 2 09:27:59 PST 2004

Jeremy Utley wrote:

>On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 23:06, Tushar Teredesai wrote:
>>I am currently seperating firebird and thunderbird from mozilla and this 
>>is one of the things I was fixing right now :-) On my system, I move 
>>these files to /usr/lib.
>Better make sure you either alter your configure switches to support
>this, or hack the .pc files, since many of the programs that link
>against libnss use the nss.pc file to find the libs.
Already did, check out 

>>AFAIK, directories under $libdir/$package are reserved for installing 
>>libs/programs that are internal to the package.
>Perhaps the mysql people intend for these libs to only be internal, but
>there are definately programs that are linking to libmysqlclient.  Could
>these libs be redirected by a simple configure switch?, or do they
>actually need to be moved/symlinked?
I would vote for the moving and symlink since it is cleaner IMO.

I would suggest filing a bug report with mysql guys to install those 
libraries in $(libdir) instead of $(libdir)/mysql. Also it would be good 
to check the RPM installation to see if they move the libs.

Tushar Teredesai
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