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Bug 5343 - ldconfig ignores symlinks
ldconfig ignores symlinks
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ldconfig (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-09-23 23:50 EDT by Chris Seawood
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-05 02:25:07 EDT
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Description Chris Seawood 1999-09-23 23:50:11 EDT
IBM's DB2 installs it's libraries in /usr/IBMdb2/V6.1/lib
and makes a symlink to /usr/local/lib for libdb2.so.1.
`ldconfig -v` does not show this library and /usr/local/lib
is in /etc/ld.so.conf.  If I copy the library to
/usr/local/lib instead of making the symlink, then it shows
up in `ldconfig -v` listing.  I've noticed the same thing
happening when building Mozilla (which "installs" files as
symlinks by default).
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-10-05 02:25:59 EDT
That's how ldconfig is supposed to work.

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