From: Caolan McNamara (Caolan.McNamara at domain ul.ie)
Date: Thu 08 Apr 1999 - 12:58:08 IST
On 08-Apr-99 Lars Hecking wrote:
>> >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,
>> 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
yes, because this is the exact same problem that i have, except that im
the one trying to do the configure script, i was patting myself on the
back after adding support to check for libgz after not finding libz, only
to find that there was a lucker libz in the X dir after all, and an old
skanky one it was too.
Why does SuSE want to call it libgz anyway, when you compile it from its
own source it calls itself libz. messing with my head, thats what it is.
Its easier to get a configure script running between solaris, aix and hpux,
then dealing with blips like these that leap out of older linux distributions.
I can see the point of those linux standard bodies that try to standardize
where stuff should go.
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