[mythtv] Compiling on AMD64

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Fri Feb 3 08:57:48 UTC 2006


On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 03:48:43PM -0500, Isaac Richards wrote:
> On Thursday 02 February 2006 15:18, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> > On Thursday 02 February 2006 12:13, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> > > Tony Brummett wrote:
> > > > I'm compiling myth for the first time on an AMD64 machine with the
> > > > x86_64 version of Fedora Core 4.  ./configure was complaining about
> > > > not being able to find libmp3lame until I added /lib64 and /usr/lib64
> > > > to /etc/ld.so.conf
> > > >
> > > > I was just windering if this was normal?  I figured that either those
> > > > directories would be put in ld.so.conf by the OS installer, or that
> > > > configure would know if the arch is x86_64, then you have to look in
> > > > the 64-bit lib directories for some libs.
> > >
> > > I get that on my distro too, but as no-one else complained I didn't open
> > > a ticket.
> > >
> > > The attached diffs fix things for me.
> > >
> > > I can open a ticket if this is OK for commit,but not tested on any other
> > > distro than Mandrake 2006.0. Other systems may not use the /lib64
> > > prefix. It could be make more intelligent to check for the existance of
> > > those directories too I guess.
> >
> > ATrpms.net MythTV builds work around the problem in a similar fashion,
> > replacing /lib with rpm's %{_lib} macro, which points appropriately to /lib
> > or /lib64, depending on the target arch.
> 
> IMO, putting the native libraries of a system in anything other than /lib is 
> completely wacky.

Yes, it's wicked at a first glance. But since x86_64 is capable of
mixing i386 and x86_64 bits, and i386 packages already occupy the /lib
namespace the bigger brother has to make space. :/
-- 
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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