Compiling packages under /usr/local

Trying to compile packages, sometimes I build a package, and the next package I try to compile is unable to see the newly built package. The problem lies with how Fedora is configured with pkg-config, which by default does not find libraries under /usr/local/lib.

Adding a file like local.conf to /etc/ld.so.conf.d containing:

Then, executing:

Solves the problem!

Another solution is to set the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable:

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig

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