git: 10f08c01deaa - stable/14 - ldconfig: remove ignored -v (verbose) option

From: Stefan Eßer <>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2024 06:50:09 UTC
The branch stable/14 has been updated by se:


commit 10f08c01deaa5a9f07e853995a4d8f7d62c3d33e
Author:     Stefan Eßer <>
AuthorDate: 2024-03-01 15:29:31 +0000
Commit:     Stefan Eßer <>
CommitDate: 2024-03-29 06:49:25 +0000

    ldconfig: remove ignored -v (verbose) option
    The -v option used to print useful information when operating on a.out
    format libraries. After the removal of a.out support, it was accepted
    but did not have any effect.
    Remove the option and update the man-page.
    While here mention the set of historic options that are accepted but
    ignored: "-elf", "-s", and "-v".
    The FILES section contained outdated information and did not mention
    the way library directories of optional ports and packages are
    included in the library search path recorded in the hints file.
    The description of the "-B" option was incorrect (described a planned
    change) for big-endian platforms (powerpc64). These do still default
    to big-endian hints files, since the current version of the "pkg"
    program expects the hints file to be in native byte-order.
    Reviewed by:    kib
    Differential Revision:
    (cherry picked from commit 484de86fbe4cf0b77e9cc15e8a6a656603b9174a)
 sbin/ldconfig/ldconfig.8 | 31 +++++++++++++++++++------------
 sbin/ldconfig/ldconfig.c |  8 ++++----
 2 files changed, 23 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)

diff --git a/sbin/ldconfig/ldconfig.8 b/sbin/ldconfig/ldconfig.8
index 88d99567912e..f3ced2220e9a 100644
--- a/sbin/ldconfig/ldconfig.8
+++ b/sbin/ldconfig/ldconfig.8
@@ -41,7 +41,7 @@
 .Op Fl 32
-.Op Fl BRimrv
+.Op Fl BRimr
 .Op Fl f Ar hints_file
 .Op Ar directory | Ar
@@ -106,8 +106,8 @@ on 64-bit systems that support running 32-bit binaries.
 .It Fl elf
 Ignored for backwards compatibility.
 .It Fl B
-Force writing big-endian binary data´to the hints file.
-The default is to create little-endian hints files on all architectures.
+Force writing big-endian binary data to the hints file.
+The default is to create hints files in the native byte-order of the host.
 Reading of and merging into hints files preserves the endianness of the
 existing hints file.
 .It Fl R
@@ -131,9 +131,14 @@ on the standard output.
 The hints file is not modified.
 Scan and print all libraries found on the directories list.
-.It Fl v
-Switch on verbose mode.
+The historic options
+.Fl elf ,
+.Fl s ,
+.Fl v
+are accepted but ignored.
 Special care must be taken when loading shared libraries into the address
 space of
@@ -150,17 +155,19 @@ Thus,
 serves to specify the trusted collection of directories from which
 shared objects can be safely loaded.
-.Bl -tag -width /var/run/ -compact
+.Bl -tag -width /usr/local/libdata/ldconfig/* -compact
 .It Pa /var/run/
 Standard hints file for the ELF dynamic linker.
-.It Pa /etc/
-Conventional configuration file containing directory names for
-invocations with
-.Fl elf .
 .It Pa /var/run/
-Conventional configuration files containing directory names for
-invocations with
+Hints file for 32 bit libraries on 64 bit architectures, processed by
+ldconfig when invoked with
 .Fl 32 .
+.It Pa /etc/
+Optional file with names of directories to be included in the standard
+hints file when booting to multi-user mode.
+.It Pa /usr/local/libdata/ldconfig/*
+Additional files with names of directories provided by optional ports
+or packages.
 .Xr ld 1 ,
diff --git a/sbin/ldconfig/ldconfig.c b/sbin/ldconfig/ldconfig.c
index 0eb9cb801ac2..7700fd1f4574 100644
--- a/sbin/ldconfig/ldconfig.c
+++ b/sbin/ldconfig/ldconfig.c
@@ -57,9 +57,9 @@ main(int argc, char **argv)
 	const char *hints_file;
 	int c;
-	bool is_32, justread, merge, rescan, force_be, verbose;
+	bool is_32, justread, merge, rescan, force_be;
-	force_be = is_32 = justread = merge = rescan = verbose = false;
+	force_be = is_32 = justread = merge = rescan = false;
 	while (argc > 1) {
 		if (strcmp(argv[1], "-aout") == 0) {
@@ -104,7 +104,7 @@ main(int argc, char **argv)
 			/* was nostd */
 		case 'v':
-			verbose = true;
+			/* was verbose */
@@ -127,7 +127,7 @@ static void
-	    "usage: ldconfig [-32] [-elf] [-BRimrv] [-f hints_file]"
+	    "usage: ldconfig [-32] [-BRimr] [-f hints_file]"
 	    "[directory | file ...]\n");