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Bug#615476: general: many binaries are linked with non-existent libtiff.so.3 library

On Mon, 28 Feb 2011, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> Sure. But Sergey has a good point: why are there no bin and lib inside
> /home so normal users can safely install software without risking

AFAIK, there are strong security concerns.  You cannot have unprotected
directories in the default linker paths.

rpath exists for a reason.  Use it.   We even have an rpath editor,
package chrpath, for programs that don't use it automatically when you
tell them they're not going to be installed in a *default* system
directory like /usr/local/{bin,sbin,lib}.

Actually, we usually use it to *remove* bogus rpath, but hey, it would
be a poor tool if it couldn't be used to add a proper rpath :)

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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