libmap.conf and symlinks

Dmitry Morozovsky marck at
Sun Jul 25 06:26:41 PDT 2004

Dear colleagues,

trying to solve FAQ-ish problem "[Shared object "" not found,
required by ""]" with linuxpluginwrappers I found that
libmap.conf works only with realpaths and did not resolve symlinks.

A bit of background: using FreeBSD from approx 1995 I found useful to setup all
machines with rather small root _AND_ small and normally read-only /usr, with
home and local directories symlinked out (usually to rather large /lh

Of course, replacing /usr/local/lib/linux-flashplugin6/ with
/lh/local/.... solved the problem, but: what are disadvantages and/or drawbacks
of realpath(3) resolving of libmap.conf headers?

D.Marck                                     [DM5020, MCK-RIPE, DM3-RIPN]
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