libintl.so.5 not found and general ports question
Andrew L. Gould
algould at datawok.com
Mon Apr 5 12:30:14 PDT 2004
On Monday 05 April 2004 02:23 pm, Kent Stewart wrote:
> On Monday 05 April 2004 12:13 pm, Joshua Lokken wrote:
> > * Kent Stewart <kstewart at owt.com> [2004-04-05 12:06]:
> > > On Monday 05 April 2004 11:51 am, Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> > > > What would happen if a link called /usr/local/lib/libintl.so.5
> > > > was created to point to the existing libintl.so.* file on Gerry's
> > > > system?
> > >
> > > The library interface was changed and cross linking is a really bad
> > > idea.
> > I was able to work around the problem temporarily (on 4-stable) with
> > the above method (symlink), but Kent is probably right that it's not
> > an ideal solution.
> It is worse than that. It is how off by one or many security problems
> crop up. You call a library function and it doesn't return what you
> think it was returning.
> Find out what is wrong and fix the problem.
Thank you for the warning and example.
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