Invoking ldconfig without arguments wipes all hints and makes
me very sad
scain at exgenesis.com
Thu Apr 10 21:44:48 UTC 2008
On Thu, 2008-04-10 at 23:09 +0200, Mel wrote:
> 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
Your example seems perfectly reasonable should one wish to create hints
for only one directory.
However, in my particular case it seems that my blunder of running
ldconfig -v (and not ldconfig by itself as I had assumed - my bad) is
sufficient to render it impossible to log in as my regular user account
since I had set my default login shell to bash. That, in conjunction
with root being disallowed by default in sshd effectively locked me out
of my machine once I closed my only open ssh session.
Modifying my original suggestion slightly, is there any reason why it
would be a bad thing for ldconfig to assume -r when either -v with no
other arguments (or no arguments at all) is passed to ldconfig or is
there some specific reason for the current behavior?
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