[ardour-users] ardour doesn't find libjack.so.0, exits.

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Mon Oct 25 14:09:17 PDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-10-25 at 13:43, Jack O'Quin wrote:
> Damien DeZurik <ddezurik at yahoo.com> writes:
> > In regards to this comment:
> > 
> > > ... Consider why the library ended up in /usr/local
> > > vs. /usr. Consider what will happen if you use a differenct, more
> > > standard ./configure --prefix=/usr later on.
> > 
> >  Perhaps in different distros/shops/circles the answer
> > to this question is different but I will ask anyway;
> > isn't /usr/local the best place to put third party,
> > post-OS-install software?  You know, somewhere common
> > to put all that stuff you loaded yourself so it can be
> > backed up, and restored easily if, for example, major
> > system/OS changes need to occur.
> > 
> >  Please feel free to set me straight on this, but ...
> > 
> >  I feel that I have the jack libs in a good place but
> > ardour doesn't want to look there (by default).  For
> > the record, with both jack and ardour I did not add
> > any '--prefix=...' options.  I ./configure'd them with
> > what ever default prefix's they determined.  
> > 
> >  My contention would be that both libjack and ardour
> > should be configured and installed so that they exist
> > in, and use each others libs from /usr/local. Is this
> > crazy talk?
> Not crazy.  That is the traditional purpose of /usr/local.  
> For that to work right you need to update /etc/ld.so.conf,
> /etc/manpath.config, and maybe a few other things including some
> environment variables like PKG_CONFIG_PATH and ACLOCAL_FLAGS.
> Mark is right to warn about potential problems, however.  The main
> pitfall I've seen is people installing two copies of libjack, one in
> /usr from their distribution and one in /usr/local built from source.
> This does not work and causes much confusion.
> In general, it is hard to reconcile packages built from source with
> those installed via rpm, apt-get, emerge, etc.  This is especially
> true for libraries on which other packages depend.
> There can be problems either way.  FWIW, I use /usr/local but manage
> it with the GNU `stow' utility.  
> Your Mileage May Vary.  ;-)

	I generally follow Mark's path on this and just put everything in /usr
(especially libraries) but either method is fine.


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