Bug 11624 - ldconfig missing from initscripts
ldconfig missing from initscripts
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ldconfig (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2000-05-24 05:52 EDT by Dimitri Papadopoulos
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-08 22:41:32 EDT
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Description Dimitri Papadopoulos 2000-05-24 05:52:46 EDT
From the ldconfig manual pages:
	It is normally run automatically at bootup, from /etc/rc [...]

This is not the case with RedHat 6.2.

I know this is not really a bug, and that I can do that myself
in /etc/rc.d/rc.local. However it may be a good idea to add
ldconfig to the standard startup scripts, as this would help
in the case of automated (kickstart) updates which add an
entry in /etc/ld.so.conf. Would it result in too long startup
times?

Sorry for bothering you with such minor issues.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-05-31 17:22:10 EDT
Packages that install shared libraries need to
run ldconfig in %post. The ldconfig man page should
probably be changed, though...
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-08-08 22:41:29 EDT
assigned to jakub
Comment 3 Jakub Jelinek 2000-12-19 12:07:06 EST
Fixed in man-pages-1.32 by putting a better ldconfig(8) man page.
All rpms providing shared libraries are responsible for calling ldconfig
in their %post/%postun/... scripts (and do so), so running ldconfig from
initscripts would just slow down booting (quite a lot especially on machines
with small amounts of memory, also most of the libraries are not in cache
yet so it means a lot of additional disk activity).

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