Re: MetaDL issues

David Mosberger-Tang (
Sun, 29 Dec 1996 12:02:33 -0700

>>>>> On Sun, 29 Dec 1996 18:38:28 +0000 (GMT), Tristan Tarrant <> said:

Tristan> I was playing around with the metadl backend, and
Tristan> discovered that it tries to open the shared library without
Tristan> a path. Shouldn't it instead look into
Tristan> /usr/local/etc/sane.d ? Or should the sysadmin add that
Tristan> directory to the or LD_LIBRARY_PATH ? Since all
Tristan> sane backends reside there I think it's a good idea to have
Tristan> metadl look there as well.

If you do a "make install", the SANE libs get installed in
/usr/local/lib (or /usr/lib, depending on what prefix you pick), so
ldconfig should pick it up automatically. Does this not work?


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