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Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH troubles

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH troubles
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 15:59:55 +0100
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On Tue, Mar 12, 2002 at 03:03:14PM +0100, Ludovic Court├Ęs wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there something wrong with LD_LIBRARY_PATH under the Hurd? Actually,
> depending on whether I am logged in as root or as a normal user, the linker
> (as well as ldd) does or does not find the libraries. For instance, if I set
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH to /X11R6/lib, then when I'm logged as root, everything is
> fine (the linker finds the libraries for X clients), but as an unpriveleged
> user, even though the variable is set, the libraries are not found.
> Is there an explaination to this behaviour, or did I miss something?

This is true for suid programs.  If a program has the suid or sgid bit set,
the linker will not search libraries in non-standard places because that is
a security risk.

We will have to resolve the libraries-in-non-standard-places some day one
way or another, check the list archive of debian-hurd for details on how
that is possible.


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