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Re: -rpath with libtool and Debian Linux

>    Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 18:05:45 -0600
>    From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org>

>    No, HE broke his program.  When you use -rpath, you are
>    presumably aware of the consequences of your actions, both
>    beneficial and harmful.  If you use it, you have to be aware that
>    this can happen.

How could a user that linked his program before the Debian Developers
decided to move the libc5 libraries be aware of the consequences of
his actions?

On Feb  2, 1999, Ian Lance Taylor <ian@cygnus.com> wrote:

> -rpath works reasonably in the presence of upgrades, provided the
> upgrade does not move any shared libraries.

Moving shared libraries has never been the real problem.  Replacing
shared libraries with incompatible ones was.

Alexandre Oliva  http://www.dcc.unicamp.br/~oliva  aoliva@{acm.org}
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brasil

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