Subject: Re: shared libs
To: nm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 05/18/1998 14:04:01
On Sun, 17 May 1998 23:56:38 -0400
nm <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> why is there no ldconfig?
Heh, this has been hashed out quite a lot on other mailing lists, but
the short answer is:
Because ELF shared library search semantics are different
than a.out shared library search semantics.
ldconfig builds a hints database which is unnecessary (and many would
say undesirable) for ELF.
> can i use /etc/ld.so.conf to specify a search path for where
> various shared libs are hidden? are there alternatives to this?
Right now, you use -rpath for the linker at link time, like SVR4 (the
origin of ELF).
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