Tools to modify shared libraries

Alexander Kabaev ak03 at
Tue Jun 17 10:02:41 PDT 2003

On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 09:01:41 -0700
Marcel Moolenaar <marcel at> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 08:49:23AM -0700, Joe Kelsey wrote:
> Linux uses the same linker (GNU ld). Fixing the linker will have the
> same effect on Linux as it will have on FreeBSD and hence will prevent
> unnecessary dependencies in Linux libraries to Linux libraries and
> thus remove the need to patch ELF files in the long run.

LD putting a library in DT_NEEDED regardless of whether or not library
exports any required symbols as long as it appears on command line is a
feature, not a bug AFAIK.

Alexander Kabaev

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