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Re: Relocation (Re: Package system)

From: Sander Vesik <sander@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 03 Sep 2003 18:02:26 GMT
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Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <asmodai@xxxxxx> wrote:
> -On [20030902 22:52], ibotty (me@xxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
>>this is currently done in the gnustep initializing scripts.
>>they set $LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
> This is such a bad habit, see the following URL for a description which
> I would otherwise have to repeat here:
> http://www.visi.com/~barr/ldpath.html

Sure, consistently using run paths and $ORIGIN (or at least
being able to use ../lib as a runpath) would make the problem
largely go away. Note that it is just plain not possible to
get libtool maintainers to support relative runpaths so you
end up maintaining a patch for ever if you do this. There
are other nice related things one could adopt from Solaris
toolchain and dynlinker.

A hacky bandaid would have something re-write the runpaths 
in executables at package relocation time. Though that is 
nasty, potentially error prone and messes up checksums.


+++ Out of cheese error +++

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