Subject: Re: patch to allow /etc/ configure directories for ELF
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/11/1999 21:44:02
On Thu, 11 Mar 1999, Jason Thorpe wrote:

: ELF JUST WASN'T DESIGNED TO WORK THAT WAY.  Plenty of other systems can
: deal with the lack of it, so I don't see why we must adopt Linux/FreeBSD
: braindamage for our ELF.

Jason, we've been through this hoop a dozen times.  WHAT BREAKS on a
properly configured, rpath-only system if we allow people to use the
`historic' library search method for their own uses?

Think (open("/etc/", ...) == -1).

It's not like we're doing things such as minor version handling....

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.