bin/76096: ldconfig considered harmful

Wilhelm B. Kloke wb at
Tue Jan 11 04:10:43 PST 2005

>Number:         76096
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       ldconfig considered harmful
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Jan 11 12:10:25 GMT 2005
>Originator:     Wilhelm B. Kloke
>Release:        FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE-p2 i386
Inst. Arb-Phys.Uni Dortmund
System: FreeBSD yorikke 5.3-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE-p2 #0: Wed Dec 22 10:30:00 CET 2004 wb at yorikke:/usr/src-5.3/sys/i386/compile/YORIKKE i386
	Wrong use of ldconfig makes system unusable.
	Afterwards you cannot exec any program. Even boot into single user
	mode failed. (I don't understand this, but removing
	/var/run/ldconfig.hints seemed to help.)
	I did "ldconfig /usr/lib32" on AMD64

	Several fixes are possible. My favourite is making critical binaries
	static again.


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