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Re: ✘"Can't find packet library")

From: Bernd Zeimetz
Subject: Re: ✘"Can't find packet library")
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 21:52:34 +0200
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On 7/29/20 1:11 AM, Gary E. Miller wrote:
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.


Moving things after install: even worse.

>> 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
> upgrades.

You can do that in every distribution if you want to. Even in Debian.

Thats how works.
But its also part of the FHS to have libraries that are only used by the
tools from one source in /usr/lib/NAME. As this is not part of the
search path, you'd need to add an appropriate rpath to those few
programs anyway, so there is also no reason not to hardcode the location.

 Bernd Zeimetz                            Debian GNU/Linux Developer                      
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