Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47290
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:26 EDT
Description of Problem:
I would like to suggest that libpcre.so.* not be located in /lib but in
/usr/lib. I don't understand why it is in /lib. The reason why I am
suggesting this is because a program I was compiling claled modlogan which
failed because libpcre.so.* was in /lib. I moved it to /usr/lib and reran
ldconfig and it worked.
Maybe I don't know how shared libraries work properly :(
We're putting pcre in /lib because (/bin/)grep 2.5 will depend on it.
While we're still at grep 2.4, it isn't obvious, I know. But we'd rather put
it in the right place(TM) right away than having to move it later (when we
If modlogan doesn't find it there, that's their bug: Any application using
pcre should use "pcre-config --libs" and "pcre-config --cflags" to get the
location of pcre.