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Re: possible mass-filing of bugs: many shared library packages contain binaries in usr/bin

On Sun, May 12, 2002 at 08:07:13AM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> > By the same reason, the other files would have to be there. (/var can
> > be on a partition other than / .)
> At least according to the glibc docs, ld.so.conf can be rm'd and finding
> libraries will still work. Its supposedly just an optimization...
> Hmmm.... am I daring enough to try it out...
> well, sash is installed, so let's see...
> Interestingly, certain things break and certain things don't. X, in
> particular, seems to.
> Hmmm...
> Ah, reading the docs closer says this is what is supposed to happen. Its
> because /usr/X11R6/lib is not searched by default.
> So, moving /etc/ld.so.cache to its proper place in /var/cache should not
> cause any brokeness.

Except that you lose the functionality if /var happens not to be mounted.

You fight the battle, anyway :) I just pointed out the probable reason why
it's not been moved already.

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