Locating shared libraries

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 06:08:48 EDT 2007

Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> Rich Neswold wrote:
>> Actually, Haskell libraries ought to be placed in /usr/local/lib (or 
>> /usr/pkg/lib for systems that use the Package System: 
>> http://www.pkgsrc.org).
> They should go in $(libdir), as Simon suggests.  If a particular OS 
> wants to override libdir to put them somewhere else, that's then easy to 
> arrange.
> Stefan is also correct that the version of GHC used should be cooked 
> into the name of the shared library.  So a library named foo would be 
> installed as libfoo-ghc661.so.1, or something similar (using the soname 
> would work too).

Good point - we should definitely do that.


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