Subject: Re: 1.5R botched ld.elf_so ?
To: None <>
From: maximum entropy <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/10/2001 21:04:58
>Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 19:29:51 -0400
>From: Bob Bernstein <>
>SO, now that this system is back up with 1.5.1 Beta snapshots, my
>question is: why do I have LD_RUN_PATH set? It would seem to me that
>if this was _at all_ a common practice then the PR last year about
>this little circumstance would have attracted attention sufficient to
>get it resolved? 

I don't know if it was a common practice.  I used to set LD_RUN_PATH
so that pkgsrc programs could find share libraries in /usr/pkg/lib
without requiring LD_LIBRARY_PATH to be set at run time.  At some
point pkgsrc was changed to pass "-Wl,-rpath /usr/pkg/lib" at link
time, so setting LD_RUN_PATH was no longer needed.  But the setting
remained as cruft in all my .profiles until this bug hit me.

When this bug first hit me I was *positive* I had found a Y2K problem
in NetBSD (note the date on the PR).  I was relieved that it turned
out to be a coincidence.  But I'm disappointed that it still hasn't
been fixed after all this time.

entropy -- it's not just a good idea, it's the second law.