Re: Why -rpath is so evil [Re: -rpath and policy?]
On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 06:20:42PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 21:25:16 +0200, martin f krafft <email@example.com> said:
> > also sprach Goswin von Brederlow
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2004.06.15.2058 +0200]:
> >> PS: rpath is evil, all avoid rpath :)
> > So can we please add that to the policy?
> Policy generally does not say things like "Do not do things
> that are buggy", since then we would have a huge document. Sounds
> like there are clear cut technical reasons _not_ to use rpath; that
> using rpath breaks things; surely we do not need policy to tell us
> not to break stuff?
In this case, it is something which upstreams often do, and where the Debian
maintainer takes action to avoid breaking stuff, so perhaps it is worth
documenting as a recommended practice.