Subject: Re: rpath and prefix option for binary packages
To: None <>
From: Christian Biere <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/08/2006 19:55:18
Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> 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
> complexity.

Agreed. No solution is also an solution.