[cvsnt-dev] Re: install on 64bit machines

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Mon Jan 17 15:39:14 GMT 2005

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Richard Wirth wrote:
> So why does configure recognizes to which libraries to link to? It
> corectly uses the libs from lib64 directory. So there must be a way to
> atomaticaly detect this (I think gcc is already choosing the correct
> intsall dir automaticaly).

It doesn't... LD_LIBRARY_PATH takes care of that on linux.

If you're actually creating new libraries though you have to default to 
lib and let the user override it.  Luckily --libdir is a standard option 
so the build systems on the various distributions automatically set it.


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