sshd on FBSD 8.0-RC2/3

Peter Beckman beckman at
Sun Dec 6 04:41:41 UTC 2009

On Sun, 6 Dec 2009, Dmitry Pryanishnikov wrote:

> 2009/12/3 Peter Beckman <beckman at>:
>> On Thu, 3 Dec 2009, Dmitry Pryanishnikov wrote:
>>>  Well, ldd's output _itself_ depends on the current environment and
>>> thus can't insure that correct libraries will be used by the
>>> application. Compare:
>>  Well that's just confusing!  So what's the default?  If I have no
>>  LD_LIBRARY_PATH set, lighttpd uses /usr/local/lib as I would
>>  expect/hope/desire, but I have no understanding as to why.  If I set
>>  LD_LIBRARY_PATH to /usr/lib, it uses everything right EXCEPT
>>  /usr/lib/  What's the logic?  How does one do it right?
>  I haven't found definitive answer using RTFM. But luckily it's
> opensource, so RTFS gives the following search order for rtld-elf (as
> of RELENG_7):
> /usr/src/libexec/rtld-elf/rtld.c:
> /*
> * Find the library with the given name, and return its full pathname.
> * The returned string is dynamically allocated.  Generates an error
> * message and returns NULL if the library cannot be found.
> *
> * If the second argument is non-NULL, then it refers to an already-
> * loaded shared object, whose library search path will be searched.
> *
> * The search order is:
> *   rpath in the referencing file
> *   ldconfig hints
> *   /lib:/usr/lib
> */
> Looks like ' => /usr/local/lib/' is set via
> rpath - it overrides standard hints path
> '/lib:/usr/lib:/usr/lib/compat:/usr/local/lib...' but still can be
> overridden by LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

  You. Are. The. Man.  I really appreciate you taking the time to dig that
  up.  I hope it will help someone else in the future also getting confused
  with why one library is being used over another.  Thanks!!!

Peter Beckman                                                  Internet Guy
beckman at                       

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list