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Fri 22 July 2016

LD_LIBRARY_PATH considered harmful

Posted by Georg Sauthoff in C   

The purpose of the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable is to instruct the linker to consider additional directories when searching for libraries. Its valid use case is the test of alternative library versions installed in non-standard locations. In contrast to that, globally setting the LD_LIBRARY_PATH (e.g. in the profile of a …

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