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Re: ${LD} incorrectly rewritten

On Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 05:06:23PM +0100, Benny Siegert wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 16:36, Brook Milligan 
> <> wrote:
> > I was afraid of that. ?So, where do we get the correct path to ld for
> > the substitution? ?Or should it be substituted with the value of
> > ${LD}, which at least for NetBSD is simply ld?
> Why have a path there at all? LD=ld should be safe, no?

It makes the behavior of the tools not predictable because they rely on the
PATH.  I.e. a particular tool was built against a known-working ld binary
but a user may suffer apparently random errors if his PATH points to a
different (and broken/incompatible) ld.

Julio Merino

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