linking RPATH problem

Simon 'corecode' Schubert corecode at
Thu Jul 7 08:39:53 GMT 2005

Lately Vasil Dimov <vd at> said:
> > 1) Does the fact that the linker does not realize that the libraries
> > have already been found indicate a bug in the linker?  If so, how do I
> > best report it?
> I cannot think of any sensible reason for this behavior, so I guess it
> would be good if it can be "fixed" without breaking something else :)
> You best report it by creating a patch and using send-pr(1) to submit
> it.

I don't think this is breakage: same soname doesn't account for same
binary, especially if rpath is used. Rpath explicitly states "i (the
elf object) want the libs from this path first", not "for me and
descendants, search this path first". At least that's what I expect it
to do.


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