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bug #57607: [octave forge] (netcdf) problems installing netcdf with libnetcdf in non-standard directory

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Wed 15 Jan 2020 11:16:41 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Forge Package Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  3 - Low Item Group:  None
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  grg Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  dev
Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Wed 15 Jan 2020 11:28:31 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This may also affect users who are not using Flatpak, so changing summary. The primary difficulty is that libnetcdf.so may be installed in a non-standard directory, such as $HOME/lib or /opt/netcdf/lib.

The nc-config program gives the -L options needed to link with the library at build time, but the user will probably still need to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH for Octave to be able to load the oct file.

Building the oct file with the -rpath option would allow the libnetcdf library to be found in the right directory without the user having to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH whenever they want to use this package.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Wed 15 Jan 2020 11:16:41 PM UTC, original submission:  

please see this email trail describing difficulties in installing netcdf using octave installed with flatpak

To make this easier, it may be worth investigating adding the -rpath option to the build rules so the user doesn't have to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH

I hope this helps



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2020-01-15 mtmiller Severity3 - Normal => 2 - Minor
        Priority5 - Normal => 3 - Low
        StatusNone => Confirmed
        Release5.1.0 => dev
        Summaryproblems installing netcdf with flatpak => [octave forge] (netcdf) problems installing netcdf with libnetcdf in non-standard directory

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