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Re: Xterm library failure...

Is there an "easy guide to ELF" which explains all this stuff?


On Sun, 29 Apr 2001, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:

> 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).
> Marcus

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