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Re: Why is "setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH very bad"?

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: Why is "setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH very bad"?
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 16:47:14 -0400
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On Wednesday 24 October 2007, Tom Treadway wrote:
> I've seen very frequent references to "LD_LIBRARY_PATH bad".
> Is there a reference that summaries this badness?

it largely depends on what you're trying to do.  must of the "it's bad dont do 
it" mantra is based around people shipping libraries and wrongly forcing the 
env var into the runtime environment instead of using proper rpath/ 
mechanisms.  using it for debugging an application is generally OK.

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