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Re: Autoconf and 64-bit Systems

From: Tom Browder
Subject: Re: Autoconf and 64-bit Systems
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 07:23:09 -0600

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 6:50 AM, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:
> According to Tom Browder on 2/2/2009 1:53 PM:
>> Is there any way to have configure test for a 64-bit system and then
>> put libraries in a default place, say /usr/local/lib64, instead of the
>> default /usr/local/lib as so many GNU packages do at the moment?
> The BEST way to do this is for distros that want /usr/local/lib64 to be
> the default to install a /usr/local/ that makes this happen
> automatically.  Since it is the distro that is choosing the name,

Aha!  So I, as a user, can do that even if they don't.  So I should
put in my site file (taken from the autoconf manual, para.14.8):

  test "$libdir" = NONE && libdir=${prefix}/lib64


Thanks, Eric.


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