[Slackbuilds-users] lapack, blas, etc.

Serban Udrea serban.udrea at skmail.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
Wed Nov 19 17:26:56 UTC 2008

Vincent Batts wrote:
>> 2) The Motif library is provided by the repository but lesstif comes by
>> default with slackware. Is there no conflict? Should I first uninstall
>> lesstif? If not, how can I make sure an application is compiled against
>> motif and not lesstif?
> if you are refering to SlackBuilds/12.1/libraries/openmotif
> it does not provide lesstif, so there should not be any conflicts unless
> you are finding something different.


And thank you for the answer!

Indeed, I refer to SlackBuilds/12.1/libraries/openmotif. The problem is 
that the two of them provide similar things, since lesstif is an 
implementation of the motif api(*). I suspect that some (many) files 
have the same names and locations since, as I can understand from the 
SlackBuild file, openmotif gets installed under /usr like lesstif. Thus 
problems may arise.

Best regards,


(*) From lesstifs' description: "It (i.e. lesstif) aims to be source 
compatible with OSF/Motif(R) meaning that the same source code should 
compile with both and work exactly the same."

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