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

Peter FELECAN pfelecan at opencsw.org
Tue Feb 28 09:26:59 CET 2012

Jonathan Craig <jcraig at opencsw.org> writes:

> 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 .

+1 for gxx

/opt/csw/gxx is also a good prefix; what's the point with cluttered top

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