Re: Xterm library failure...
On Sun, Apr 29, 2001 at 05:29:13PM +0100, Neil Levine wrote:
> Thanks for the help before with the Perl and libc issue. I seemed to
> kick off an interesting topic :-) I am still learning about the HURD
> and am having to "unlearn what I have learned" from Linux and not take
> things like ldconfig for granted :-) From what I gather from the
> discussion that followed all binaries should know in which paths to
> look automatically without having to query a hints file?
This is the "rpath" solution. The path to the library is hard coded in the
binary. Debian has a policy against rpath, so we don't use it. This is why
you need to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
However, the new elf standard has DT_RUNPATH (or so), which I hope we can
use. It is like rpath, but has not such a high precedence.
> Is there an deb-src equivalent I can stick in my apt sources files so
> I can try and poke around the src myself?
We use the conventional Debian source archive (Same as Linux).
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