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Re: ITP: libsafe (again, and need a sponsor...)

On Wed, Jun 14, 2000 at 09:47:20AM +0200, Ron Rademaker wrote:
> It can be used in 2 ways: using the LD_PRELOAD environmental variable and
> using /etc/ld.so.preload, I heard from David that I can't just edit that
> file (debian-policy, didn't check it) so I've also written
> ld.so.preload-manager, a little perlscript that can add and remove
> libraries from /etc/ld.so.preload

The maintainer scripts can't just modify it as it's a configuration
file.  However, if the person installing the package wishes to add it,
they certainly can.  So you could probably do it by asking the user
(using debconf) without breaking policy.

But I prefer your scripts.  I suggest very strongly, however, that you
rewrite them using only essential packages (sh, sed, mv, rm, cp,
etc. only).  It shouldn't be very difficult.  Then you can suggest it
be added to the ldso package.



  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
        Debian GNU/Linux Developer,  see http://www.debian.org/~jdg
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