[Samba] [ANNOUNCE] Samba 3.2.2 Available for Download
nick at brealey.org
Wed Aug 27 21:03:55 GMT 2008
Brian H. Nelson wrote:
>> Michael Adam wrote:
>> What is more, rpath also has some bad effects (when
>> updating libraries, e.g.), so it should not be set unconditionally.
> Could you elaborate on why/when setting rpath would cause problems? I'm
> having trouble coming up with an example.
I think there was an issue with RPATH in the executable taking higher
priority than the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable and Linux
distributions updating libraries in a funny way (moving the old
libraries to a different directory).
On Solaris LD_LIBRARY_PATH always had a higher priority than RPATH
although I think this broke some standard. To comply with standards,
RUNPATH was introduced which has a lower priority than LD_LIBRARY_PATH
matching the behaviour of the Solaris RPATH. The -R option on Solaris
now sets both RPATH and RUNPATH but RPATH is ignored when RUNPATH is
A cannot think of any objection to using -R with $ORIGIN on Solaris.
I don't see why there should be a problem on Linux provided the RPATH
only includes directories which are part of the Samba build and are
exclusive to Samba.
/opt/samba/bin, /opt/samba/lib and RPATH=$ORIGIN/../lib would be OK.
/usr/local/bin, /usr/local/lib and RPATH=$ORIGIN/../lib would bad.
/usr/bin, /usr/lib and RPATH=$ORIGIN/../lib would be very bad.
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