Subject: Re: Shared object "libX11.so.6" not found
To: Ross Harvey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 07/21/1998 11:40:37
On Tue, 21 Jul 1998, Ross Harvey wrote:
: Interesting points. This subject comes up periodically when people haven't
: set the -rpath _at all_, and then want the ld.so.conf and they advance the
: obvious it-should-be-configurable argument.
I actually want it for both reasons: the lossage (which I intend to do
linting in the pkg system for after figuring out your Fortran stuff ;), and
the configurability (relocatable binaries that aren't hard-coded,
particularly those that are cross compiled).
: One big problem with the ld.so.conf approach is that it doesn't mix at all
: well with -rpath, so by using ld.so.conf, you have to give up -rpath.
Since when? Isn't LD_LIBRARY_PATH a fallback in case the rpath doesn't
match a real file? Can't ld.so.conf do the same thing - act as a "system
wide" LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable? (If LD_LIBRARY_PATH is ignored when a
-rpath is set, that's Broken. It should be a _fallback_.)
-- Todd Vierling (Personal firstname.lastname@example.org; Bus. email@example.com)