[SciPy-dev] [mlabwrap] linker path

David Warde-Farley dwf@cs.toronto....
Mon Oct 19 17:08:27 CDT 2009


On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 12:20:24AM +0200, Clemens Buchacher wrote:

> However, contrary to 1.1-pre (after fixing it up with the patch below), it
> requires matlab to be added to the linker path. I really don't want that,
> because matlab contains old versions of standard libraries such as zlib and
> libstdc++. Since we only need libeng.so, libmat.so, libmx.so and libut.so,
> wouldn't it be much nicer to create a directory with symlinks to those
> instead?

This may not work, since the libraries you specify may depend on specific versions of zlib, libstdc++, etc. The 
version installed in your system's link path may be ABI-incompatible with the one that the Matlab guys built against, 
hence the reason for including them in the first place.

David


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