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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH][TOOLS] ioemu: linking fix for *BSD

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Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH][TOOLS] ioemu: linking fix for *BSD
From: Christoph Egger <Christoph.Egger@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 14:07:29 +0200
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On Friday 15 August 2008 13:54:47 Christoph Egger wrote:
> On Thursday 14 August 2008 12:12:12 Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Christoph Egger writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH][TOOLS] ioemu: linking
> > fix
> for *BSD"):
> > > On Thursday 14 August 2008 11:58:38 Ian Jackson wrote:
> > > > There doesn't seem to be anything BSD specific here.
> > >
> > > Right. It's the "ELF way". See my other mail. Sounds like you got a
> > > sort of "culture shock". :)
> >
> > Err.  I'm from a Debian and Linux background, which has been doing ELF
> > for approximately forever.  Did you read the two links Daniel Berrange
> > posted ?
> Yes. It is about finding different libc in different places. They claim
> there's a potential problem w/o clearly stating it.
> rpath allows you to explicitely specify which libc you want to use
> at runtime.
> > Your proposed patch would cause, on most ordinary builds, an -rpath to
> > be supplied pointing at the system directories /usr/lib{,64}.  This
> > would be wrong.
> hmm... right. It should do anything in system dirs.

err. I meant "It should NOT do anything in system dirs".
When I think faster than I type, whole words get "lost". :)

> The patch needs to be redone. Maybe using a variable which is
> empty on Linux ?
> Christoph

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