Bug 471071 - Include files not installed where applications expect them
Summary: Include files not installed where applications expect them
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pl
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gérard Milmeister
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-11 16:57 UTC by Roberto Bagnara
Modified: 2009-11-16 17:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-11-16 17:19:23 UTC
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Description Roberto Bagnara 2008-11-11 16:57:50 UTC
Description of problem:

Applications using the SWI-Prolog foreign language interface have always searched from the include files in PLBASE/include, where PLBASE can be obtained with the `pl -dump-runtime-variables' command.  On a Fedora 9 system this gives:

$ pl -dump-runtime-variables
PLCFLAGS="-pthread -fPIC -O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m64 -mtune=generic";
PLLDFLAGS="-export-dynamic -O3 -pthread -Wl,-rpath=/usr/lib64/pl-5.6.57/lib/x86_64-linux";

However, the include files are not installed in /usr/lib64/pl-5.6.57/include as they should be, not to disrupt existing applications.

Comment 1 Mary Ellen Foster 2008-11-11 17:11:25 UTC
The *.h files are in the "pl-devel" subpackage. At the moment, all header files are in /usr/include/pl -- I didn't realise that there was this PLBASE convention, sorry. I'm not sure if it's kosher to put *.h files into a directory under /usr/lib, but there's probably precedent ... I'll check on this.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 03:14:30 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 14:10:47 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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Comment 4 John Poelstra 2009-11-16 17:19:23 UTC
The bug is reported against a version of Fedora that is no longer maintained.

    Thank you for your bug report. 

    We are sorry, but the Fedora Project is no longer releasing bug fixes or any other updates for this version of Fedora. This bug will be set to CLOSED:WONTFIX to reflect this, but please reopen it if the problem persists after upgrading to the latest version of Fedora, which is available from: 


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