Subject: Re: changed files: 'src/gnu/usr.bin/ld shlib.c'
To: Charles Hannum <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <cgd@nobozo.CS.Berkeley.EDU>
List: source-changes
Date: 11/22/1993 01:49:20
>    > Does anyone *not* install it that way?
>    Would X on your sparc be installed in /usr/X386?
> Um, wake up.  I already pointed that out.

the last message i saw from you said the following:

=>   > Log Message:
=>   > Add /usr/X386/lib to the standard list of library paths.
=>   Does everyone install X this way?
=>Does anyone *not* install it that way?  Fact is, we are very dependent
=>on XFree86 for our X support.

the answer is "yes, some people do not install X that way."

> I *vehemently* disagree.  A standard package should not require any
> magic on the sysadmin's part to make it work.  Besides that, ldconfig
> should be run long before rc.local is.

X386 is not currently a "standard package".  you won't be installing
it when you install the "base" distribution set, eh?

given that it's an "external package", if you *want* to have it do
something re: ldconfig, you should have it's install process do it.

X386 doesn't come with the system.  it's not a "standard set of
libraries", it's an optional one.  it doesn't belong hard-coded
in ldconfig.