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Re: "Speeding up dpkg" or "ldconfig -l in postinst allowed ?"

On Sat, Feb 26, 2000 at 05:37:35PM +0100, Gregor Hoffleit wrote:
> Is there a reason not to use "ldconfig -l library" instead, to update
> individual libraries only ? The ldconfig man page says "Intended for use by
> experts only.", but gives no good explanation of the problems.

'ldconfig -l' is inteneded to repair a single library's link in an
emergency.  It basically removes the need for a static ln command.
What it doesn't do is rebuild ld.so.cache which is what is needed when
a new library is installed.

David Engel

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