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Re: ✘"Can't find packet library")

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: ✘"Can't find packet library")
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:11:47 -0700

Yo Bernd!

On Tue, 28 Jul 2020 23:01:09 +0200
Bernd Zeimetz <> wrote:

> On 7/28/20 8:54 PM, Gary E. Miller wrote:
> > Nope.  Several reasons.  Some distros, like Gentoo, move libs around
> > after install.    
> Eww.
> If a distribution does something else than using DESTDIR= to install
> things to a different directory to package them, things will be broken
> in way too many things.

Apples and Oranges.  I was talking about "after install", your are
talking about "at install".  And remember, Gentoo does not usually
"package" at all.  Somehow Gentoo seems to work better than other
distros, so maybe somethings for you to learn from it.

> Actually I do not know a single distribution that moves files around
> after install. I don't know Gentoo, though.

And today you learned that Gentoo and Arch can.  Gentoo can, at runtime,
move packages between, for example, /lib, /lib32 and /lib64, depending
on user preferences.  This allows users to upgrade seamlessly, at their
own rate, from older to newer FHS standard locations.  Another way
that Gentoo avoids the problems "packaged" distros have with version

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