Invoking ldconfig without arguments wipes all hints and makes
me very sad
edlinuxguru at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 22:07:18 UTC 2008
Wipes your hints without saying a thing about it. I would not call
that verbose. If you want to know what I think it should output I
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On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 5:44 PM, Shelby Cain <scain at exgenesis.com> wrote:
> 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
> > directory".
> 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?
> Shelby Cain
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