Bug#72140: Setting up libraries too slow
Summary: Don't even play with this. If ldconfig takes too long for you, go
have lunch. My preference and vote is for stability: installation of shared
libs need to run ldconfig.
I guess you're not getting the full story about the ld.so and its cache:
if it doesn't exist, you can't even find libc.
If you can't find libc or any other lib, your system becomes unusable
until you get to the point of being able to run ldconfig...
Getting to this point is a VERY large hassle.
I know... because I had to do it myself, my motherboard was flaky and some-
how the cache was getting corrupted, rendering my system totally unusable.
Can a plain user who doesn't understand the intricacies of the boot process
be reasonably expected to do this? Tell ya what: remove the cache file and
see what you have to do to restore it.
(non-hint: if you don't know, it will take you a LONG time to get your
system back. Don't do this on a production server.)
Jim Lynch Finger for pgp key
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