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Re: Shared library defines a RPATH

On Sun, 28 Jul 2002, Richard Atterer wrote:
> > Use a wrapper script that sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH?
> Why should one do that when rpath is the more elegant solution? If a

Because rpath is forbiden for a good reason.  It has a lot of side-effects
that are far-reaching in the future, and this has bitten us in the arse once

> The argument "libs must be relocatable" isn't really valid in these
> cases IMHO, because the lib is usually tied closely to the binaries

The argument "it is easier to use rpath" is not valid in any case.  And
rpath has more side-effects than most people realise.

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