[aur-general] packaging a weird library, symlinks
hollunder at lavabit.com
Thu Jul 22 13:27:02 EDT 2010
Excerpts from Nathan Wayde's message of 2010-07-22 18:53:06 +0200:
> On 22/07/10 17:41, Philipp Überbacher wrote:
> > Excerpts from Nathan Wayde's message of 2010-07-22 18:25:04 +0200:
> >> On 22/07/10 16:52, Philipp wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>> I try to package the IUP toolkit. The build system is fairly weird, but
> >>> in cooperation with the upstream project manager I think I know the
> >>> steps necessary to package it.
> >>> It would need a custom environment variable LUA_CPATH set to something
> >>> matching the installed lib. Afaik this would be something the user would
> >>> need to do manually, which I'd like to avoid.
> >>> The IUP project manager suggested that a symlink might do the trick
> >>> instead:
> >>> iuplua.so -> libiuplua51.so
> >>> Is this something sensible to do?
> >> yes and if you ever need to set environment variables you can add a
> >> custom script in /etc/profile.d, no user intervention is required.
> > Ah, and it would be sourced automatically?
> > Could it be a one-liner like:
> it will, but it must be named <NAME>.sh
> > export LUA_CPATH=whatever
> > Or does it need more?
> that's all that's needed, it's just a regular script that's sourced at boot
> > What about the symlink solution? Are both possible, and if so, which one
> > is preferable?
> > Thanks a lot.
> I don't know anything about IUP apart from the fact that it's a GUI
> library or sorts so I can't tell if it will work with both. But the
> cleaner and I'd say more preferable option is to symlink as that's what
> more or less all other libraries do libxyz.so -> libxyz.1.2.so.
Thanks. Yes, it's a GUI library and quite difficult to build and
install. I'll try the symlink method then, and maybe the other in case I
need something like that with a non-lib thing someday.
Thanks for the help.
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