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Re: PATCH: ldconfig.c considers entries before /lib,/usr/lib

On Wed, Aug 29, 2001 at 09:35:01PM -0700, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
> Ben Collins <> writes:
> > Not entirely true. From the original ldconfig.c in the sources:
> Uninteresting.  The current source base counts.

Until 2.2.0 released, distributions were using this source. You discount
the patch as going against current practice, but it's the current source
that went against current practice. You also say that it may cause
problems for things that depend on it, when 2.2.x itself could have
caused those problems (and in this case it did), while at the same time
you say that things shouldn't depend on the ordering.

Why not apply the patch? If nothing should depend on it, it shouldn't
matter. It follows the previous way of doing things, and if anything was
going to break it would have done so when distributions switched to
glibc 2.2.0 after using's ldconfig with glibc 2.0 and 2.1.


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