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Old 09-12-2010, 04:49 AM   #1
tuwim
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Problem locating installation directory for preinstalled RPM packages (OpenSUSE 11.1)


Hi!

When configuring certain programs for compilation from source it's required to include path to required libraries/packages. I don't know how to obtain that information. For example, how do I know the installation prefix for openssl on my system? It's not in the default directory (/usr/local/openssl). Any help with that would be highly appreciated.
 
Old 09-12-2010, 07:53 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ. .. .. ..

/usr/local/ is not default. usr/ is : /usr/lib , /usr/include.

Compiling a program, that needs openssl : First thing to do is :
1) su ; 2) zypper in libopenssl-devel
.... to have the openssl developing files installed.

The command : 'rpm -ql <package-name>' will show the file locations.
$ rpm -ql libopenssl-devel : The files are in standard locations,
no need to tell 'configure', where to find the files.
That's an option to use, when the files are in a "non standard" place.

The command : rpm -qa | sort > installed-rpms
.. will save an alphabetic list with all installed packages,
so you can know their "package names".
..

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Old 09-12-2010, 08:35 AM   #3
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Hi! Thanks for quick response! I find it very helpful.
 
  


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