[mythtv-commits] Ticket #1198: configure fails to detect installed libraries on 64-bit machines

MythTV mythtv at cvs.mythtv.org
Fri Feb 3 00:23:28 UTC 2006

#1198: configure fails to detect installed libraries on 64-bit machines
 Reporter:  mythtv at colin.guthrie  |        Owner:  ijr    
     Type:  defect                |       Status:  new    
 Priority:  minor                 |    Milestone:  unknown
Component:  mythtv                |      Version:  head   
 Severity:  medium                |   Resolution:         
Changes (by mythtv at colin.guthr.ie):

  * version:  => head


 Added an argument to the ./configure scripts to be able to pass in a
 libdir name (e.g. "lib64").

 I couldn't use the standard --libdir option that was already in configure
 as that hardcoded the whole prefix infront of it and I only wanted the
 base name. It also conflicted logically with the relocatable prefix stuff
 inside mythcontext.cpp.

 This is used when searching for headers and libraries it does not actually
 edit any -L paths as I've not found the need so far - everything just
 works in that respect.

 It will also affect where myth puts it's libraries, plugins and filters.

 On my system, I pass the argument --libdir-name=lib64 to get things to
 work nicely.

 By default tho', nothing has changed. You have to be pro-active in
 changing to lib64, it will not auto-detect as some x86_64 distros (namely
 Isaac's) do not use the "lib64" convention and just use the normal "lib"

 Hope this helps someone.

 PS Please now ignore the first two patches as these are obsolete.

Ticket URL: <http://cvs.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/1198>
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