[rust-dev] Impending change in RPATH behavior when linking to Rust dynamic libraries

Patrick Walton pcwalton at mozilla.com
Wed Jul 9 09:48:42 PDT 2014


On 7/9/14 7:42 AM, Bob Ippolito wrote:
> This seems like madness. No other programming language out there that
> I've seen requires developers to mangle these environment variables.

Also, when installing Rust you don't have to mangle these environment 
variables, since the libraries will be placed into the right place. This 
should only impact anyone who builds from source without installing.

As detailed in the meeting where this decision was made, Linux distros 
really dislike it when you mess with rpath; it's a deal-breaker in many 
cases.

Patrick



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