ELF ldconfig only maintains the search list, there is no hints
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- rGa19e14ca2d36: ldconfig(8): update manpage to reality
The new version doesn't mention what is the limitation on shared library names.
Normally they are:
libXx.so -> libXx.so.A libXx.so.A -> libXx.so.A.B.C libXx.so.A.B.C
but is this also allowed?:
libXx.so -> libXx.so.A.B libXx.so.A.B -> libXx.so.A.B.C libXx.so.A.B.C
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I'm not sure we need to keep this text at all - "the shared libraries which are found" implies we are building a list at ldconfig time?
additional shared library search directories.
Are they printed?
-r also performs a search and prints the libraries found?
should this perhaps be "only load shared libraries from paths found in the hints file"?
Big improvement overall, thanks for cleaning up after my a.out removal change. One little note inline, but we can iterate on it in the tree etc. later on.
IMO we don't really need this either - for someone unfamiliar with the history of a.out this seems like we're telling them that they don't need to do something that they wouldn't anyway. But not a big deal.