Directory listing order in /etc/ld.so.conf

Randy McMurchy lfs.user at mcmurchy.com
Fri Mar 13 16:28:46 PDT 2009


Dan Nicholson wrote these words on 03/13/09 17:33 CST:
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Angel Tsankov <fn42551 at fmi.uni-sofia.bg> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> Does the order of directories in /etc/ld.so.conf matter?
> 
> Yes. Libraries will match from the first directory they're found from
> /etc/ld.so.conf then /usr/lib and /usr/lib64 (on 64 bit systems).

Actually (and it's rare to have to 'correct' Dan), but the libs are looked
for in the directories named in /etc/ld.so.conf and then the "trusted
directories", which are /lib and then /usr/lib (or the corresponding 64-bit
directories).

Just wanted to be thorough here, as Dan failed to mention /lib.

-- 
Randy

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