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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 11:33:04AM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> The ld.so.cache file has an impact on performance only -- not on
> functionality.  Since running without /var is not a normal mode of
> operation, performance should not be a major issue, IMHO.

This stopped being true around the libc5/libc6 switch.  ld.so.cache contains
information about which libraries are for libc5 and which are for libc6,
and without it the dynamic linker could grab the wrong ones.

You probably won't notice it unless you run a mixed system.

Richard Braakman

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