Subject: Re: Shared object "libX11.so.6" not found
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Kevin P. Neal <email@example.com>
Date: 07/21/1998 17:26:47
At 11:40 AM 7/21/98 -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:
>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_.)
Uh, why is an ld.so.conf needed when LD_LIBRARY_PATH does the same(?) thing?
Plus, LD_LIBRARY_PATH allows for trickness when using executables that need
to be rt-linked against newer/older/different libraries. Seems better than
ld.so.conf, unless you have problems with users who insist on unsetting or
changing it and then complaining.
Hmmmm. Might I have just answered my own question.
Kevin P. Neal http://www.pobox.com/~kpn/
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