On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 09:54:27AM -0800, Tony Jones wrote: > LD_LIBRARY_PATH is in the environment in all cases (=/usr/lib). > > Anyone got any ideas. It's probably something obvious but it isn't dawning > on me. Yes, I have rebooted post installing perl. This is all 4.9 FreeBSD.
It is very very wrong to have LD_LIBRARY_PATH defined in the environment, doubly so for such paths as /usr/lib, which is in ldconfig hints _anyway_. FreeBSD's behavior does not correspond to ld(1) manual page - in reality LD_LIBRARY_PATH takes precedence to everything, including -rpath (see the manpage for details). The manpage should be fixed, obviously, but the current FreeBSD behavior is nevertheless correct, for otherwise it would not be possible to upgrade a software package when it's .so API changes even slightly. LD_LIBRARY_PATH is there just for this reason - to knowlingly override whatever other means of locating shared libraries there are. It should not be used for setting system-wide defaults, which is a job for ldconfig(8). You might want to look at http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=59186 (same situation as yours) and http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=28191 (why rtld-els behavior was changed). Hope this helps, \Anton. -- Civilization is a fractal patchwork of old and new and dangerously new. -- Vernor Vinge _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"