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Re: [RFC]: Solib search (Was: Re: Cross solib support; continued)
Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 04:03:45PM +0100, Orjan Friberg wrote:
> > My thought was to make the path relative if the search for the absolute path failed,
> > by simply getting rid of the leading '/'. (It won't work with DOS based file
> > systems, as the dir separator could be '\\', but that would be easy to add.)
> > Needless to say, this works for me, but I'm not sure it's The Right Thing to do.
> > (Another approach would be to change openp, but I'm sure there's a good reason for
> > its current behaviour.)
> I've got one concern with this. In native debugging, we want to open
> the absolute path BEFORE searching solib-search-path - you might have
> dlopened() a specific optimized version of a library whose base exists
> in /usr/lib, for instance.
I'm not sure I follow: wouldn't that be covered by solib_absolute_prefix being set to
/usr/lib? I mean, I haven't changed the order between searching in
solib_absolute_prefix and solib_search_path. Or do you mean the case where
solib_absolute_prefix isn't set, and we end up searching for it using
LD_LIBRARY_PATH? Hm, maybe we should only make the path relative if we are about to
search for the solib in solib_search_path, leaving the other cases unaffected.
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