Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#27660 new enhancement

Replace sage.env._get_shared_lib_filename with sage.misc.compat.find_library

Reported by: Timo Kaufmann Owned by: Erik Bray
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Cc: Erik Bray, Dima Pasechnik Merged in:
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Continuation of #27230.

sage.env._get_shared_lib_filename tries to guess the location of a shared library. This broke tests on nix, even though the function is not even needed (since library locations are provided by env vars).

In contrast, sage.misc.compat.find_library seems to cover the same functionality but queries the system instead of trying to guess. It also provides a fallback through DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH.

Is there any reason we shouldn't completely remove the sage.env._get_shared_lib_filename function?

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Erik Bray

Owner: set to Erik Bray

I'll look at this when I can.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by Erik Bray

Milestone: sage-8.8

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