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Re: [HACKERS] dynamic libraries

From: Brook Milligan <brook(at)trillium(dot)NMSU(dot)Edu>
To: maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us
Cc: hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] dynamic libraries
Date: 1998-10-09 22:20:39
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   Yes, I wanted to improve it too.  ELF came with SVr4, and the Linux
   mention, while valuable for a large base of users, was misleading to others.

   Here is the new text:

    If necessary, tell UNIX how to find your shared libraries.  If you
	are using an ELF-based system, such as Linux, do ONE of the following,
	preferably the first:

I'm not sure what your list is that follows this, but if it includes
either LD_LIBRARY_PATH or /etc/ and ldconfig, then your
restriction to ELF is not correct.  (And why single out Linux for
special notes when postgresql applies MUCH more broadly and ELF is
MUCH more widely used than on Linux boxes?)

Perhaps you can say something like

    If necessary, tell UNIX how to find your shared libraries.
    Commonly, ONE of the following (preferably the first) is

	- mention /etc/ and ldconfig
	- mention LD_LIBRARY_PATH

If there really are system-specific things, they can be added to the
list with a caveat about their applicability.


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