Bug#72140: Setting up libraries too slow
> o Using the environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH
> (LD_AOUT_LIBRARY_PATH for a.out programs). Except
> if the executable is a setuid/setgid binary, in
> which case it is ignored.
On our university's Solaris systems, users have to set a library path
to get some software running correctly. Though I sometimes had the
impression that LD_LIBRARY_PATH didn't work as expected on Linux systems.
In Debian system, the LD_LIBRARY_PATH doesn't seem to be used much
though we do make use of preload path.
> It would be sufficient for a postinst script to simply set the
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH, any libraries that might be needed will be found even if
> ldconfig wasnt run:
> I think setting one envoromnment variable is slightly faster than running
> ldconfig :)
> Of course the cache can be updated eventually (at the end?) in order to
> imporove performance..
Implementing these would close the bug.
Eray (exa) Ozkural
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara