different lib directories for gnutls and nettle

Brian Gough bjg at gnu.org
Thu Apr 14 02:36:14 CEST 2011

At Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:48:21 +0200,
Niels Möller wrote:
> Finally: If the current hack doesn't work, I'd appreciate a complete bug
> report. What system is it? Which library directories exists (incluing
> symlinks)? Which directory is expected to hold libraries for which ABI?

Not actually a bug as such, but differing standards.  The GNU Coding
Standards specify lib/ as the default library install directory on any
system.  The FHS and GNU Coding Standards are different on this point.

Nettle should work better with other GNU packages if it follows the
GNU standards, as the assumption of lib/ as a default is a common one
in other configure scripts.  

For comparison the GMP library has ABI detection via configure but
keeps the library directory as lib/ by default.

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