[tex-live] TeX Live 2007 xetex, xdvipdfmx shared library woes on Solaris 10 sparc

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Tue May 8 08:27:21 CEST 2007

"PE" == Paul Eggert writes:

 >> i grepped my build log, and i see that -R was in fact used.

 PE> Yes, but the build used -L/opt/csw/lib -R/opt/csw/lib.  This
 PE> requires that the relevant libraries be installed in one
 PE> particular place, namely /opt/csw/lib.  Was that the intent?

yes, because as far as i know, there is no Sun-provided fontconfig
package on Solaris 8, so i had to choose some 3rd-party package (from
blastwave), and since the latter is installed into non-standard
location (/opt/csw/lib), it will not be found unless i use
-L/opt/csw/lib -R/opt/csw/lib when linking.

i.e. the binary wouldn't work on Solaris 8 "out of the box" unless i
put the specific library location into the binary.

if you know of a more portable solution which will work on both
Solaris 8 and 10, please let me know.


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