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Bug 86032 - trailing spaces in /etc/ld.so.conf entries are not ignored
trailing spaces in /etc/ld.so.conf entries are not ignored
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-03-12 13:01 EST by Daniel Pavel
Modified: 2016-11-24 10:05 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-17 00:03:48 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:325 normal SHIPPED_LIVE : Updated glibc packages provide security and bug fixes 2003-11-12 00:00:00 EST

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Description Daniel Pavel 2003-03-12 13:01:48 EST
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Description of problem:
Trailing spaces in /etc/ld.so.conf entries are not ignored when checking for
libraries (as seen in strace output).

An entry like

"/usr/local/lib "

causes the dynamic library loader to check for the existence of the directory
"/usr/local/lib " instead of "/usr/local/lib".

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Append trailing spaces at one of the entries in /etc/ld.so.conf (say
2. Run ldconfig
3. Try running a program that requires a dynamic executable present in the
directory whose entry has been modified

Actual Results:  The program fails to load, cause: dynamic library not found.

Expected Results:  The program should have loaded (i.e. ld should have ignored
the trailing spaces in /etc/ld.so.conf)
Comment 1 Ulrich Drepper 2003-04-17 00:03:48 EDT
This has been changed in the CVS glibc version.  The next binary we provide will
probably already have the change.
Comment 2 Ulrich Drepper 2003-11-04 16:34:05 EST
Should be fixed in RHL9 errata, test version at


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