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Re: dlopen on Solaris compared with IRIX/Tru64

From: Bjoern Fischer
Subject: Re: dlopen on Solaris compared with IRIX/Tru64
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 21:50:54 +0100
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On Wed, Dec 20, 2000 at 02:01:17PM -0500, Tom Kacvinsky wrote:
> Huh?  My experience (on Solaris) has been that if has an embedded RPATH
> and the application bar uses and also has a RPATH, then the binary's
> RPATH is used for shared lib lookups.  If the RPATH of the binary does not
> include the paths in the shared lib's RPATH, then the shared lib's 
> dependencies
> are not met. :( Or maybe I am consfusing myself.  Perhaps this is Tru64 UNIX's
> behavior.

Yup, this sounds like Tru64 or pre-6.5 IRIX. Solaris (as *BSD and Linux,
I think, too) uses RPATH of ojbect A only for looking after the
dependencies of object A. This is for run-time linking as well as
for dlopen(), which is unlike ELF run-time linking poorly founded on
existing standards.


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