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Re: [Proposal] binaries must not have rpath outside /usr/lib/<dir>/

On Wed, 30 Nov 2005, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Just as one example, a program might reasonably have an rpath in
> /usr/local/lib/<package>/.  And there might be other reasons why

Not in Debian, it doesn't.  Since policy is about Debian *packages*, and
Debian cannot ship much more than empty dirs under /usr/local, any rpath
inside a Debian package pointing to /usr/local is a major error.

Indeed, rpath is only acceptable for:
  1. dynamically loaded modules/plugins
  2. libraries that must live outside of ld.so directories

and IMHO any case of (2) probably needs some debian-devel discursion first.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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