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RE: rpath (was Re: Two questions about policy)

If you want to use rpath then you might want to check it with
somebody with experience in security (Debian security team?),
I think one of the arguments was about security. I may be
totally off here, but IIRC rpath also checks an environment
variable and this is considered very insecure.



Simon Richter <Simon.Richter@phobos.fachschaften.tu-muenchen.de>
  06 October, 2000 4:42
> On Thu, 5 Oct 2000, Rick Younie wrote:
> > Yeah, I talked to the Regina maintainer about this.  He's happier
> > leaving the libs in /usr/lib rather than using rpath so I guess
> > he'd feel the same about modifying ld.so.conf.
> Another option for loadable modules would be to dlopen() them with the
> full path. I think this can be easily implemented into regina, and it
> would solve the problem.

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