Why does adding /usr/lib32 to LD_LIBRARY_PATH break 64-bit binaries?

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Fri Oct 24 16:50:40 PDT 2008

On Friday 24 October 2008 23:20:59 Peter Jeremy wrote:
> >this will make system trying to bind 32-bit libs to 64-bit program. it
> >can't work
> rtld shouldn't attempt to bind 32-bit libs to 64-bit programs.

The same problem happens with the Linux run time linker - it merrily tries to 
link FreeBSD libraries to Linux binaries with predictable results..

One trick I use for that is to put a symlink in /compat/linux in the place the 
problematic FreeBSD library is..

That said it would be really nice if it ignored incompatible libraries :)

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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