On Monday 05 April 2004 02:23 pm, Kent Stewart wrote: > On Monday 05 April 2004 12:13 pm, Joshua Lokken wrote: > > * Kent Stewart <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [2004-04-05 12:06]: > > > On Monday 05 April 2004 11:51 am, Andrew L. Gould wrote: > > > > What would happen if a link called /usr/local/lib/libintl.so.5 > > > > was created to point to the existing libintl.so.* file on Gerry's > > > > system? > > > > > > The library interface was changed and cross linking is a really bad > > > idea. > > > > I was able to work around the problem temporarily (on 4-stable) with > > the above method (symlink), but Kent is probably right that it's not > > an ideal solution. > > It is worse than that. It is how off by one or many security problems > crop up. You call a library function and it doesn't return what you > think it was returning. > > Find out what is wrong and fix the problem. > > Kent
Thank you for the warning and example. Andrew Gould _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"