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Re: kern/42420: $ORIGIN undefined on NetBSD

The following reply was made to PR kern/42420; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: kern/42420: $ORIGIN undefined on NetBSD
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:22:44 +0000

 On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 06:10:06PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
  >   >  > On Jul 10,  9:25pm, (Austin 
English) wrote:
  >   >  > -- Subject: Re: kern/42420: $ORIGIN undefined on NetBSD
  >   >  > 
  >   >  > Look for #ifdef notyet in kern_exec.c and get rid of them
  >  It still won't always work, though.
  >  Since the wine people apparently believe they don't need to check for
  >  the feature before using it, only checking if the linker understands
  >  how to try, perhaps it should be disabled in binutils until we can
  >  come up with a complete solution.
 Actually, I take it back, the only thing the cited Wine configure test
 actually checks for is whether rpaths are accepted (which should be
 the case on any ELF system) and whether they're allowed to contain $.
 Since rpaths are apparently allowed to contain anything (even control
 characters) the configure test is absolutely worthless. There's no
 point attempting to disable $ORIGIN in binutils since it looks as if
 binutils doesn't know or need to know anything about it.
 As I said some time back, the configure test should be changed
 upstream to actually test for the feature, in which case the problem
 goes away.
 David A. Holland

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