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Re: None Installation problems on certain 64bit Linux systems (Qt) (Jan Pipek)
Re: Question Re: Installation problems on certain 64bit Linux systems (Qt) (Ben Morgan)
Re: None Re: Installation problems on certain 64bit Linux systems (Qt) (Jan Pipek)
Date: 19 Jan, 2011
From: Ben Morgan <Ben Morgan>

On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 08:57:24 GMT, Jan Pipek wrote:
> I do use Geant4.9.4. I do have /usr/lib64 but it is not a symlink,
> rather an empty directory. And based on my (current) understanding of
> the section, this is the source of my (or Archlinux's) problem because
> the outer condition holds true but no libraries are subsequently found.
> I wonder if this "having empty non-symlinked lib64" is a unique
> "feature" of Archlinux or if it occurs in any other distributions as
> well.

I'm not aware of any others - though if there's a 'Rosetta Stone' of how different distros handle this it would be very useful! Just for information should other users have issues, the script should handle three cases:

  • Pure 64bit system with libraries in /usr/lib
  • Multilib 64bit system with 64bit libraries in /usr/lib and /usr/lib64 symlinked to /usr/lib (Debian/Ubuntu for example)
  • Multilib 64bit system with 64bit libraries in /usr/lib64 and 32bit libraries in /usr/lib (openSUSE for example)
> Nevermind. Archlinux is not among supported distros and I was able to
> solve the problem on the spot by changing one line in the script. Still
> I think this is an interesting issue to point out.

Thanks for posting - these corner cases do help to improve the system, and it's useful to have a record for other users!

Cheers,

Ben,

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