Subject: Re: CVS commit: src: mips droppped ldconfig
To: Jaromir Dolecek <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/12/1998 08:52:25
On Mon, 12 Oct 1998, Jaromir Dolecek wrote:

: > Remove /sbin/ldconfig - not used on mips ports anymore
: What's the reson for not using ldconfig ? If the speedup gained by
: caching library locations is insignificant, we should drop it entirely
: maybe.

ld.elf_so has zero knowledge of library caching.  ELF uses rpath as its main
way of finding libraries (and ELF doesn't use directory lookups - it has the
name of the library to find directly available thanks to -soname).

There has been inconclusive discussion about adding a ldconfig-alike
fallback to ELF ports, mainly on the alpha list.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.