[csw-maintainers] C++ libraries built with GCC

Jonathan Craig jcraig at opencsw.org
Mon Feb 27 14:09:41 CET 2012

On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 2:19 PM, Maciej Bliziński <maciej at opencsw.org> wrote:
> Ben Walton wrote:
>> Excerpts from Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński's message of Sun Feb 26 09:18:12 -0500 2012:
>> Hi Maciej,
>> The idea is good and we should definitely accommodate this nicely.  I
>> don't like /opt/csw/gcc, but I haven't got a better name that doesn't
>> also suffer from:
>> 1. Top level directory proliferation.
>> 2. Confusion with /opt/csw/gcc[34].
> Maybe /opt/csw/lib/gcc would be a better location? I've experimented
> with this in the past, with mixed results. Software packages generally
> like their layout being modified by --prefix, and not by --libdir.

As I understand it the issue is with ABI interoperability between
compiled c++ code from different compilers.  As such should we use
/opt/csw/lib/gxx rather than gcc?  This would be more indicative of
gnu c++ libraries rather than gnu libraries in general.  It would be
nice to avoid a new top level directory such as /opt/csw/gcc as this
feels cluttered .

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