[lsb-discuss] Packaging

Wichmann, Mats D mats.d.wichmann at intel.com
Fri Oct 27 10:15:08 PDT 2006

>>Most particularly, the fact that there is no way for a
>>package to portably (well, in a standards-specified way)
>>set things up to find new shared libraries, the use of
>>rpath to point to application-supplied shared libraries
>>is implicitly suggested; and this means those cannot
>>easily be relocated at install time.
>Does rpath only support absolute paths or is it also possible 
>to use paths relative to the location of the binary? That 
>would make things a lot easier.

the dynamic linker will not deal with non-absolute
paths for security reasons - you can drop a spoofed
system library in a non-system location have it
picked up in preference to the system library if
realtive paths are allowed.

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