From: Lars Hecking (lhecking at domain nmrc.ucc.ie)
Date: Thu 08 Apr 1999 - 12:46:24 IST
> >libgz* are in /usr/lib while libz* are in /usr/X11R6/lib.
> >All are same version (1.1.3) and size but they do not appear to be linked.
> This is kind of interesting, *why* is there a libz in /usr/X11R6/lib, there's
> one on my redhat 4.2 box as well, which was a problem as its a very old
> version, and i couldn't get something to link for me until i figured it out.
I once complained to SuSE about this, because it caused problems with
the gnuplot configure script. Here's what Ruediger.Oertel at domain suse.de wrote
Me> This is completely inconsistent. These files are unrelated to X11, and
Me> therefore should be in /usr/include and /usr/lib, resp. Same goes for
Me> dynamic libs.
SuSE> The location of these library is "historical": most of them come from
SuSE> the libgr collection which, thanks to imake, installs everything under
SuSE> I have now packaged all these libs separately, and the plan is to
SuSE> move them to /usr in 6.0.
SuSE> For libz, the case is even worse: the library exists in two different
SuSE> places under two different names: /usr/lib/libgz.so.x and
SuSE> /usr/X11R6/lib/libz.so.x. This should be recified in 6.0 as well.
SuSE-current at the time was 5.2.
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