Invoking ldconfig without arguments wipes all hints and makes me very sad

Mel fbsd.questions at
Thu Apr 10 21:09:40 UTC 2008

On Thursday 10 April 2008 22:50:31 Edward Capriolo wrote:
> I just wrote to the list about the SAME thing. I totally agree. This
> is like the
> saying 'rm' command without arguments will delete every file on your
> computer. I did the same thing. I wish it was a virtual system I did
> it to as well :)

First of all, running ldconfig without arguments does nothing bad. Running 
ldconfig without flags and with arguments does.

Secondly, what is the command:
ldconfig /usr/lib

supposed to do, according to newbie friendly logic?
Because it should be possible to "just have the linker create hints for one 


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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