Subject: Re: Why do I need to add an entry into
To: Phil Pereira <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: port-i386
Date: 03/23/2005 19:45:24
> Why is the "-L" options not sufficient?  Why is an extra "-R" option
> pointing to the same directory needed?

Because the people who designed the NetBSD shared-library
infrastructure decided to support unusual configurations such as
linking against libraries that aren't where they will end up at run
time (which is a good thing) and decided to provide this flexibility in
a way that complicated, not simplified, the common case (which is a bad

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