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Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH troubles

From: Ludovic Court?s
Subject: Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH troubles
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 16:08:06 +0100
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> 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.

Yes, that's what was happening. Actually, for some reason, some programs were
installed with the sgid bit (xterm, rxvt-xterm, and even xkobo ;).

> 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.

Libs in /X11R6/lib should be `trusted' the same way as the one in /lib for


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