Bug#555982: debian-policy: RPATH in binaries and shared libraries
Lintian has the following tag:
Info: The binary or shared library sets RPATH. This overrides the normal
library search path, possibly interfering with local policy and causing
problems for multilib, among other issues.
The only time a binary or shared library in a Debian package should set
RPATH is if it is linked to private shared libraries in the same package.
In that case, place those private shared libraries in
<tt>/usr/lib/<i>package</i></tt>. Libraries used by binaries in other
packages should be placed in <tt>/lib</tt> or <tt>/usr/lib</tt> as
appropriate, with a proper SONAME, in which case RPATH is unnecessary.
To fix this problem, look for link lines like:
gcc test.o -o test -Wl,--rpath,/usr/local/lib
gcc test.o -o test -R/usr/local/lib
and remove the <tt>-Wl,--rpath</tt> or <tt>-R</tt> argument. You can also
use the chrpath utility to remove the RPATH.
and ftpmaster requires an override for this tag to allow packages into
the archive. I believe Policy is currently silent on this topic. The
normative contents of that wiki page should be turned into a Policy
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-686-bigmem (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
debian-policy depends on no packages.
debian-policy recommends no packages.
Versions of packages debian-policy suggests:
ii doc-base 0.9.5 utilities to manage online documen
-- no debconf information