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Re: multiarch conflicts

On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 22:33 +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 03:32:11PM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 14:39 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > > * in the /etc/bes/bes.conf file there is also a conflict because in
> > > >   that file the dlopened modules are specified, and therefore the
> > > libdir
> > > >   is different.
> > > 
> > > That's a problem.
> > 
> > You can use $LIB in the path to dlopen iirc
> The idea upstream is to specify the full path such that users may place
> files to be dlopened anywhere and it seems to me that it makes sense,
> especially since some may be packaged and other site specific (and in
> the case of bes, it makes much sense to have site specific software that
> is not meant to be packaged even if it is free software, for example if
> there is acquisition of data in real time or the like).

If people are adding site-specific bits, then having them add a full
path is perfectly reasonable.  But in the configuration that we ship, it
makes a lot more sense to have 
  paths=/usr/$LIB/libfoo.so /usr/$LIB/libbar.so

and then the right thing will happen depending on whether or not you're
running a 32bit or a 64bit binary.


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