RPATH for installed binaries ?

Dirk Mueller mueller at kde.org
Sun Feb 19 18:06:54 GMT 2006

On Sunday, 19. February 2006 18:47, Thiago Macieira wrote:

> To install KDE somewhere outside of /usr and not have to fiddle
> with /etc/ld.so.conf.

Whats the problem with adding another file in /etc/ld.so.conf.d/package ? 
(besides that distro's screwups are not really a topic for this mailing 

> Of course they could, but rpath is much more 
> convenient. And since it's there, why not use it?

Because it has numerous problems and implications. And even if you put all 
that aside, it makes resolving of dynamic libraries slower. 


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