Re: Ease of installation - follow up

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Wed Dec 06 2000 - 18:18:26 CET

On Wed, Dec 06, 2000 at 11:49:52AM +0100, Dumas Patrice nicely wrote:
> >
> >
> > The LD_LIBRARY_PATH trick allow to run the mulinux fdformat with its
> > LIBC5 library. In this way, "mu" work on all linuxes (I hope).
> Yes, but it assumes that mudir/tree/lib exists. But it only exists if there was a
> ./mu -u done previous to ./mu -i. Am i wrong ?

Arg! Perfectly true: for me is so usual to have a tree/ filled.

> Maybe to deal with that point, a solution would be that :
> if fdformat doesn't work with the trick, ROOT.gz is unpacked, and then a new attempt
> is made.

In an very old release, a first attempt was made to find an fdformat in
the user's machine .
In the past, when all installed linuxes was -all- libc5, like mulinux,
the problem was not a problem.


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