sysadmin: is there a manifesto on environment settings for macports?

Rainer Müller raimue at
Sat Apr 11 17:17:21 PDT 2009

Darren Weber wrote:
> I've had some difficulty with the VTK library when I try to get dynamic
> libraries working under macports.  See
> I could use some help with understanding how to get rpath working under
> macports (if that is THE way to go), given that VTK uses CMAKE settings
> to configure the RPATH or the INSTALL_RPATH and the settings that I've
> tried so far get "corrupted" during the macports build process because
> it uses a destroot setting.  I've thought about a postdestroot hack
> using 'install_name_tool' but there may be a better way to get it right.

I don't know enough details about this RPATH to be of real help here.

But if Debian discourages RPATH as you linked in your previous mail and
VTK requires that, how did they get it solved?


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