[rust-dev] Impending change in RPATH behavior when linking to Rust dynamic libraries
banderson at mozilla.com
Mon Jul 14 11:11:41 PDT 2014
On 07/11/2014 12:09 PM, Zoltán Tóth wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 12:57 AM, Brian Anderson <banderson at mozilla.com
> <mailto:banderson at mozilla.com>> wrote:
> # Impact
> Installing rustc to non-default locations will result in an
> installation that puts some important libraries in a location the
> dynamic linker won't find, will need to be compensated for with
> This is too sad.
> Some Rust users may not be administrators, but even if they are,
> installing to some light custom folder is too convenient to miss it.
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH is not known about by many, and even if known, editing
> it is messy practice.
> What about these alternatives?
> 1) Link dependencies of rustc statically to it?
We could link rustc statically. Right now it's not to reduce binary size.
> 2) On Windows the folder of the executable is always searched for
> dependencies. Is this the case on Linux too? Then you could just let
> 'make install' copy everything next to rustc.
> I may have misunderstood something basic.
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