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Re: Another library irregularity


From: Steve Núñez
Subject: Re: Another library irregularity
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 02:32:28 +0000

IMHO, maintaining a bunch of scripts to start the tools means a lot more work. 
Better to keep things simple and just invoke the executable directly. Of 
course, and being new here I wouldn't know, you may have other reasons for 
using the scripts...

        - Steve

At 01:55 PM 4/11/01 -0600, Adam Fedor wrote:
>Dennis Leeuw wrote:
>> My gnu-gnu-gnu-xgps dir also contains:
>> -rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root        47426 Apr  4 12:34 font_cacher
>> which is not in Tools/ nor in Tools/ix86/linux-gnu
>> 
>
>I have one in Tools. If it was installed correctly, you should also. All
>Tools should have a script with them.
>
>> IMHO, I think it would be better if the PATH stays as it is, but the wrapper 
>> scripts are removed. With a correct PATH the tool will be found anyway and 
>> now a lot of Tools
>> are accessed by scripts which adds to the problem, and confusion.
>> 
>> The current problem is:
>> bash-2.03$ which gdnc
>> /opt/GNUstep/System/Tools/ix86/linux-gnu/gnu-gnu-gnu-xgps/gdnc
>> This is the executable, not the wrapper script. So,
>> bash-2.03$ gdnc
>> gdnc: error in loading shared libraries: libgnustep-base.so.0: cannot open 
>> shared object file: No such file or directory
>> 
>
>Well that would be solved by using the scripts. And it has nothing to do
>with PATH.
>
>I don't really care whether we use the scripts or not. We should decide
>and stick with it. Taking out the scripts would make it less confusing,
>but apparently, no less frustrating.
>
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