[Fedora-packaging] rpaths to libraries in non-standard locations (libperl.so in particular)

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at iki.fi
Mon Mar 10 21:40:54 UTC 2008

On Monday 10 March 2008, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > In one OCaml package:
> >
> >   BZ: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=434630
> >   spec: http://www.annexia.org/tmp/ocaml/ocaml-perl4caml.spec
> ...
>  > On the other hand, maybe I should be allowed to
>  > include an rpath in this situation because I really always want to be
>  > linked to that particular libperl.so
> This is a case where rpath usage is acceptable, imo.

Agreed.  Some kind of versioned dependency to perl or the library path (but I 
suppose the latter would cause yum to download filelists) would be a good 
thing to add so things won't break silently when files are moved around on 
perl upgrades.

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