gnucash files for SuSE 8.1 on sf

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun Feb 16 12:32:34 CST 2003

Greg Troxel <gdt at> writes:

> A larger issue which might be good to contemplate is how .so files to
> be dlopened get located.  Right now this seems to be a LD_LIBRARY_PATH
> thing, and I have an aversion to searching in larger numbers of places
> for things, since it loses when multiple versions are installed in
> different prefixes.  As I've said on the guile list, when a program
> installed with --prefix=/usr/foo wants to link a library it installed,
> it can open /usr/foo/libexec/plugins/ explicitly, rather than
> putting /usr/foo/libexec/plugins in LD_LIBRARY_PATH and opening
>  The downside to this is running before installation, and I
> don't have a good answer for how to do both.

Right now we're using rpath, which is similar to LD_LIBRARY_PATH, but
localized to the binaries themselves.

Admittedly the whole gnc-module load mechanism is flawed.  You can
thank the creators for that mess, but they are no longer active on the
GnuCash project, and we're stuck with their mess.


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