Subject: Re: Shared libs, X and the like
To: Paul Kranenburg <>
From: Jimmy Jusuf <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/06/1993 05:16:13
There are times when one want to use different paths
for shared libraries than what's configured by ldconfig,
e.g. when debugging libraries.

Is this feature going to be made available?

Paul Kranenburg <> writes:
> This has been done differently in NetBSD. You use the ldconfig(8) utility
> to configure a set of (host dependent) directories which are automatically
> searched for shared libraries, without the need to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
> Note that this set of directories is also assumed to be secure (ie. under full
> control by the local admin), so that setuid programs (xterm) will not be
> compromised.
> -pk