Re: ia32-libs and dynamic loading paths
Goswin von Brederlow writes:
> > libX11.so.2 loading the locale dependent libraries in
> > /usr/X11R6/lib/locale/lib/common. This causes the "X11 locale not
> Are those file actualy architecture dependend and why so?
They are shared libraries, but they are loaded using dlopen(), not
using ld.so. I found a note on this problem at the end of
but it addresses apache plug-ins, where one presumably would configure
a 32-bit apache to load them from a 32-bit tree.
> The right way to solve this is to compile the lib with multiarch
> directories on all archs.
I looked into the libX11 sources, and while it can take a list of
directories to search, it does not check whether the loadable
libraries are compatible and simply takes the first directory that has
a locale.dir in it.
Maybe one way to solve this would be to modify dlopen() to look at
alternate locations by prepending /emul/target? Or at least to provide
a dlopen_multiarch() that does that?
Could one talk the glibc maintainers to allow that?
BTW, what is the status of multiarch between debian and ubuntu? ubuntu
seems to use the old lib32/lib64 approach...
Christoph Best cbst at tigertiger de
Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Munich http://tigertiger.de/cb