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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] [PATCH RFC] tools: rework uninstall target

On Mon, 2013-04-15 at 16:10 +0100, Wei Liu wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 11:08:36AM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > On Sun, 2013-04-14 at 07:04 +0100, Wei Liu wrote:
> > > I wrote this patch because the recent change set that switch to install
> > > tools in /usr/local by default exposes a problem (at least for me) that,
> > > if dev changes --prefix in ./configure without cleaning up previous
> > > installation, the loader might be picking up the wrong libs.
> > 
> > Right, this is a bit of a pain during the transition. Not much can be
> > done though I think :-( I've mentioned it in a mail here and it is
> > referenced in the draft release notes, which I've just added a few more
> > words to http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Xen_4.3_Release_Notes
> > 
> > > Another problem (for me) with the "install to /usr/local" changeset is
> > > that I have to manually run ldconfig to point ld.so to the right
> > > position. It might be worth adding this to Makefile as well?
> > 
> > I added it to http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Compiling_Xen_From_Source.
> > 
> Could add similar things in Xen's README as well?

Probably could link to the wiki for details as well as including the
existing quickstart as well.

I'm a little bit wary of "littering" the quickstart with workarounds and
hacks for upgrading from old versions but I think /sbin/ldconfig is
something which should always have been done but /usr/lib is treated
specially by ld.so or something.


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