[lsb-discuss] LSBCC_LSBVERSION not honoured by *-config scripts

Craig Scott craig.scott at csiro.au
Fri Sep 24 15:50:08 PDT 2010

Hi all. I couldn't find links to any bug tracker on the LDN site, so hopefully a bug report here is appropriate I've seen a couple float by my inbox, but feel free to redirect me if there's a more appropriate place to report LSB bugs.

I have been doing some experimenting with the latest 4.0 lsb-build-* packages, particularly with using them to build things targeting 3.x LSB versions by setting the LSBCC_LSBVERSION environment variable as documented in the man pages for lsbcc and lsbc++. What I'm finding is that support for this is still a bit patchy (for those interested, I'm attempting to build Qt 4.7.0, but I'll save that story for another day and a different mailing list).

One of the things I've noticed is that the following scripts don't support the use of LSBCC_LSBVERSION:


These all set their libdir to /opt/lsb/lib or to /opt/lsb/lib64-4.0 (presumably the 32-bit version would have the latter as /opt/lsb/lib-4.0). This appears to be hard-coded into the scripts and there is no code I can see in there to attempt to modify this path if LSBCC_LSBVERSION is set. Anything that uses these scripts (which I suspect Qt is doing in its configure step) will end up erroneously using the 4.0 libs regardless of what LSB version was intended.

Dr Craig Scott
Computational Software Engineering Team Leader, CSIRO (CMIS)
Melbourne, Australia

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