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Re: A question about RPATH

On 12/19/2012 11:08 PM, Dennis Clarke wrote:
> So for those that look at this list, you all know I am grinding away on trying to get
> a nice clean result for GCC 4.7.2 and am somewhat relentless about it.  The very
> best I have thus far is this one : 
> So great, a plate of cookies and some milk for me. 
> I was somewhat dismayed when I saw that there was no RPATH in the output elf 
> object : 
> sedna $ greadelf -d /usr/local/gcc4/bin/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc-4.7.2
> Dynamic section at offset 0x8b368 contains 23 entries:
>   Tag        Type                         Name/Value
>  0x0000000000000001 (NEEDED)             Shared library: []
>  0x0000000000000001 (NEEDED)             Shared library: []
>  0x0000000000000001 (NEEDED)             Shared library: []
>  0x0000000000000001 (NEEDED)             Shared library: []
>  0x000000000000000c (INIT)               0x402340
>  0x000000000000000d (FINI)               0x43e968
>  0x0000000000000004 (HASH)               0x400240
>  0x0000000000000005 (STRTAB)             0x401208
>  0x0000000000000006 (SYMTAB)             0x4005d8
>  0x000000000000000a (STRSZ)              1174 (bytes)
>  0x000000000000000b (SYMENT)             24 (bytes)
>  0x0000000000000015 (DEBUG)              0x0
>  0x0000000000000003 (PLTGOT)             0x68b538
>  0x0000000000000002 (PLTRELSZ)           2784 (bytes)
>  0x0000000000000014 (PLTREL)             RELA
>  0x0000000000000017 (JMPREL)             0x401860
>  0x0000000000000007 (RELA)               0x4017e8
>  0x0000000000000008 (RELASZ)             120 (bytes)
>  0x0000000000000009 (RELAENT)            24 (bytes)
>  0x000000006ffffffe (VERNEED)            0x4017a8
>  0x000000006fffffff (VERNEEDNUM)         1
>  0x000000006ffffff0 (VERSYM)             0x40169e
>  0x0000000000000000 (NULL)               0x0
> This is a problem because of this : 
> sedna $ ldd /usr/local/gcc4/bin/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc-4.7.2
> =>  (0x00007fff0c28e000)
> => /usr/local/lib/ (0x00007f3e08790000)
> => /usr/local/lib/ (0x00007f3e084a0000)
> => /lib64/ (0x00000039fa400000)
> => /lib64/ (0x00000039fa000000)
>         /lib64/ (0x00000039f9c00000)
> The libs fir libiconv and GNU gettext are in /usr/local/lib and not anywhere to
> be found in the system lib areas : 

The disadvantages of RPATH are well-documented.  Perhaps its usage is
common on Solaris, but we don't much use it on Linux.

Your problem is best solved by installing dependent libraries where can find them.  ldconfig can do this, but if these libraries
are available as standard packages that's hugely preferable.


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