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Re: Packaging a shared library

On Tue, Jun 13, 2000 at 09:05:36AM +0200, Ron Rademaker wrote:
> It can be  used in 2 ways:
> 1. Using the environmental variable
> 	(sh syntax)
> 	LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libsafe.so.1
> 	export LD_PRELOAD
> 	(csh syntax)
> 	setenv LD_PRELOAD /usr/lib/libsafe.so.1

In such a case it need not live in /usr/lib, as it does not need to be
seen by ld.so.

> 2. Using the file: /etc/ld.so.preload, if this is used the library must be
> on the root filesystem (according to the provided documentation)

If you're going to offer this, there's only one place it can go: /lib.
This is the only library directory guaranteed to be on the root

How about using debconf in the postinst to offer adding it to
/etc/ld.so.preload if the user wants it?  And remember to delete it in
the prerm!



  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
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