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From <Daniel.Poc...@barclayscapital.com>
Subject RE: apr-1-config on mixed 32/64bit build server
Date Tue, 14 Apr 2009 07:38:03 GMT

> | - the output of `apr-X-config --ld-flags' will always be .../lib or 
> | .../lib64, depending on which version of apr-X-config was installed 
> | most recently
> You should not add the -L path if it's part of the system 
> search path as that'll confuse gcc in some cases.

In my case, apr is being installed to a non-standard location (under
/opt) with some enterprise management tools (e.g. Ganglia).  Therefore,
-L is required, and the gmond binaries (e.g. gmond) use the RPATH to
find apr.

> | I'm not suggesting apr needs to implement something special 
> for every 
> | weird setup.  Rather, it just needs a generalisation that can be 
> | applied in the most popular cases (probably RHEL and Debian).  Some 
> | possible solutions that I haven't completely thought through:
> In Debian, if you want to build for another environment, use 
> a chroot (or a VM).

What about the special case of creating 32 bit libs for an amd64
install?  In this case, the 32 bit libs go under /usr/lib32 or something
similar (opposite to Redhat, which puts the 64 bit libs under

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