Bug 198221 - rpath should be avoided
rpath should be avoided
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nss (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Kai Engert (:kaie)
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Reported: 2006-07-10 10:58 EDT by Florian La Roche
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Florian La Roche 2006-07-10 10:58:45 EDT
Description of problem:

        /usr/bin/certutil       RPATH $ORIGIN/../lib
        /usr/bin/modutil        RPATH $ORIGIN/../lib
        /usr/bin/pk12util       RPATH $ORIGIN/../lib
        /usr/bin/ssltap RPATH $ORIGIN/../lib

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Comment 1 Kai Engert (:kaie) 2006-07-14 06:24:13 EDT
The rpath option is new to me, but you seem to complain it is being used by NSS
tools, and I assume you request it should not be used.

Looking at source file mozilla/security/nss/cmd/platlibs.mk
I found the following comment:

# If GNU ld is used, we must use the -rpath-link option to tell
# the linker where to find libsoftokn3.so, an implicit dependency
# of libnss3.so.
Comment 2 Wan-Teh Chang 2006-07-14 13:11:37 EDT
Florian, we only use rpath with the $ORIGIN linker keyword.  Should
we still avoid this usage?

Kai, the relevant makefile code is the following in

ifeq ($(OS_ARCH), Linux)
ifeq ($(USE_64), 1)
EXTRA_SHARED_LIBS += -Wl,-rpath,'$$ORIGIN/../lib64:$$ORIGIN/../lib'
EXTRA_SHARED_LIBS += -Wl,-rpath,'$$ORIGIN/../lib'

If required by the policy of our distributions, we can add a patch
to the NSS RPM to remove the above makefile code.  The rpath option
is useful when the NSS libraries are not installed in the system
lib directory.
Comment 3 Florian La Roche 2006-07-15 04:19:28 EDT
We don't have a requirement to clean this up and AFAIK it is no show-stopper
for a release, but most packages try to avoid rpath and anyway install into
system paths. I'd just remove the above lines for the Red Hat rpm packages.


Florian La Roche

Comment 4 Kai Engert (:kaie) 2007-02-19 01:21:26 EST
I plan to disable rpath in the devel version of nss with the upcoming next nss
Comment 5 Kai Engert (:kaie) 2007-03-05 09:39:28 EST
fixed in rawhide

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