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Old 11-16-2011, 06:36 PM   #1
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Hacking Eric Hameleers VLC Package


I've just tried to install Eric Hameleers great vlc binaries (x86_64) in /usr/local rather than /usr. Changing the paths in a few scripts seems to get the package to work, but I get issues with lua loading. VLC couldn't find the lua rc script, and was looking in /usr/lib64 rather than /usr/local/lib64 for lib64/vlc/lua/meta/reader. Are paths
hard coded in the binaries, or should am I missing a trick somewhere?



PS Please don't ask why I've moved it this way.
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why not use a symlink?
Old 11-18-2011, 07:20 AM   #3
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Symlinks would help, but I cannot write to anything but /usr/local.
Just wondered if paths are hard coded into the bins.

Old 11-18-2011, 09:55 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by rahrah View Post
Symlinks would help, but I cannot write to anything but /usr/local.
Just wondered if paths are hard coded into the bins.

Packages in Slackware are not relocatable. You can not just unpack these binaries to /usr/local and expect them to work. The library's RPATH is set to /usr/lib (or /usr/lib64 for x86_64 architecture).
There are tricks to change that but it requires you to modify all the binaries manually. A program like chrpath ( can help you there.



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