Re: Packaging a shared library
I got a mail from someone on debian-devel telling me someone already ITP
is on 20th april, so I guess I better not continue working on it...
On Tue, 13 Jun 2000, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> 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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