Re: Why -rpath is so evil [Re: -rpath and policy?]
Josselin Mouette <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Le mar 15/06/2004 à 23:32, Scott James Remnant a écrit :
> > On Tue, 2004-06-15 at 21:25 +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> > > also sprach Goswin von Brederlow <email@example.com> [2004.06.15.2058 +0200]:
> > > > PS: rpath is evil, all avoid rpath :)
> > >
> > > So can we please add that to the policy?
> > >
> > RPATH is necessary where the shared libraries are outside of /usr/lib
> > (for example).
> In this case we can use wrappers setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH (that's what
> e.g. galeon does).
That sounds even uglier. Programs spawned by galeon will inherit the
munger LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Why doesn't galeon put its libraries in the
right place (/usr/lib)?