[Slackbuilds-users] libs in /usr/local/lib

Duncan Roe duncan_roe at acslink.net.au
Mon Mar 10 01:49:16 UTC 2014

On Sun, Mar 09, 2014 at 12:36:29PM +0000, Nick Warne wrote:
> Using slackbuild dsniff (as an example), I find that slackbuild fails on
> ./configure as it thinks libnet is not installed.
> Now, not to confuse things, this is on my AMD64 running Slack 12.1 (no
> multilib) and I often build/install 'lesser used libs' into /usr/local/lib
> and run/update ldconfig on installation.
> I can configure dsniff by hand fine, all libs are found - but using the
> slack script, it doesn't find them...
> Why is this?  I am at a loss.
> Nick

Have you checked PKG_CONFIG_PATH in your environment? This is used by the
pkg-config utility which configure scripts frequently use. See man pkg-config,

Cheers ... Duncan.

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