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Re: Installing bash with rpath

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Installing bash with rpath
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:13:41 -0500
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On 1/23/19 8:39 AM, Mohammad Akhlaghi wrote:
> On 1/22/19 2:25 PM, Chet Ramey wrot
>> The bash link step doesn't do anything with rpath.
>> The readline Makefiles set rpath to the installed location of the library
>> at build time (using $libdir), so if you install it somewhere else that's
>> going to be wrong. It should probably use $(DESTDIR)$(libdir) if that's
>> what you use to install your copy of readline.
> Indeed, I don't modify the installation directory of readline and rpath
> works fine there.
> Is there any special reason that rpath isn't managed for Bash (similar to
> how its managed for readline)?

Because bash, by default, links statically with its own copy of readline.
If you want to do things differently, there is a mechanism: specify the
--rpath option to the linker. I don't know why that's not working for you.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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