[plt-scheme] PLT Scheme linux distribution

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Tue Jun 26 17:43:40 EDT 2007

At Tue, 26 Jun 2007 17:02:55 -0400, Eli Barzilay wrote:
> On Jun 26, Keith Frost wrote:
> > Currently, in order to get a working PLT scheme installation, I do
> > cd plt-370/src
> > ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/plt
> > make
> > sudo make install
> > 
> > If I now copy /usr/local/plt from one RHEL3 linux box to
> > /usr/local/plt on another one, everything works fine.  If, however, I
> > copy to /home/foo/bar on the other box, and then try to run
> > /home/foo/bar/bin/mzscheme, I get
> > 
> > /usr/local/foo/bin/mzscheme: error while loading shared libraries:
> > libmzscheme3m-370.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or
> > directory
> > 
> > Is this to be expected?
> Yes.

Assuming that you used --enable-shared. Otherwise, there shouldn't
be a shared library.

> > How hard would it be to remove absolute library paths from the
> > installation, so that the executable looks up a relative (to itself)
> > path to the associated library?
> Don't use eth `--prefix' flag, and the result will be in the same
> directory, which you will be able to move anywhere you want.
> ALternatively, use `--enable-origtree', but I don't remember the
> details about that one.

Also, you'll have to stay away from --enable-shared to avoid the
absolute path that is required in an executable to refer to the shared
library. (As far as I know, here's no easy way in Linux to have a
relative reference from an executable to a shared library.)


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