Subject: Re: rpath and prefix option for binary packages
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/08/2006 19:34:51
On Fri, Dec 08, 2006 at 07:08:50PM +0100, Christian Biere wrote:
> One possibility would be introducing a path discovery system through sysconf or
> similar, so that applications could query the system for the path prefix to be
> used instead of using compile-time configured paths. Environment variables
> exist but that might not be a good solution, an admin might really want to have
> control over the paths used.

Nice theory. Given the amount of time it takes even for some well known
projects to include simple fixes, I don't have much hope. I also think
that the overhead and the possible security issues don't justify the