Bug 47290 - relocating libpcre.so.*
Summary: relocating libpcre.so.*
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: pcre   
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2001-07-04 14:17 UTC by Alastair Tse
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:34 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-04 14:17:39 UTC
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Description Alastair Tse 2001-07-04 14:17:36 UTC
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 :(

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-07-05 13:41:07 UTC
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 
update grep).

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.

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