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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. Tony