Subject: Re: CVS commit: src: mips droppped ldconfig
To: Jaromir Dolecek <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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 email@example.com; Bus. firstname.lastname@example.org)