Candidate for most silly question, but here it goes:
galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Tue May 4 15:35:19 UTC 2021
On 5/4/21 10:10 AM, doug wrote:
> On Tue, 4 May 2021, Harry Schmalzbauer wrote:
>> #> file /usr/lib/libc.so
>> /usr/lib/libc.so: ASCII text
>> #> cat /usr/lib/libc.so
>> /* $FreeBSD$ */
>> GROUP ( /lib/libc.so.7 /usr/lib/libc_nonshared.a )
>> Does this make sense in any way?
>> Accidentally stumbled across while trying out thunderbird, which claims:
>> couldn't open library libc.so: /usr/lib/libc.so: invalid file format
>> Thanks for hints (I have some brief knwoledge about dynamically linked
>> binaries, but I'm not aware of linker hints - which is what I see to
>> my understanding).
> I'm pretty sure you arn't the only. At least I'm in the running with
> you. That said on my 12.2-RELEASE-p4 system I get:
> cat /usr/lib/libc.so
> /* $FreeBSD: releng/12.2/lib/libc/libc.ldscript 258283 2013-11-17
> 22:52:17Z peter $ */
> GROUP ( /lib/libc.so.7 /usr/lib/libc_nonshared.a
> /usr/lib/libssp_nonshared.a )
For over a decade I was so happy running FreeBSD on my servers... And
today learning all this made a big hole in my feelings. Like discovering
nonsense, and where: in the base system... The feeling is pretty much
the same as I had when I started to look where to flee my servers from
Linux ("lindoze" one of my friends called it then) over a decade ago.
Anybody knows UNIX [descendant] not polluted with files of unexpected
type for given file extension (found in usual for them place)?
> My guess is that is a way of telling various flavors of firefox which
> dynamic lib to use. In any case that's whats there
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