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Re: an easy question

From: Guido Draheim
Subject: Re: an easy question
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 18:49:43 +0100
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Jon Nall wrote:
why do .la files have to store hard-coded paths of the .so files they
reference? why aren't the names enough as should be able to query
it's cache of library directories at runtime?

why not? - in other words, what's your actual problem with it...

i realize libtool runs on lots of OSes, and maybe my question is
linux-centric. but i really would like to understand what's going on.

not linux-centric, if at all, ELF-centric. The ELF file format is a
widely used standard adopted by most unix vendors, so it is pretty
common in modern unix systems. In consequence, I see more and more
programmers who silently rely on sharedlib functionality that are
really ELF-centric features.

A sharedlib_PATH however is quite common, even without

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