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Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH does not supersede /usr/lib for AC_CHECK_LIB ?

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH does not supersede /usr/lib for AC_CHECK_LIB ?
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 17:19:08 +0200
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Bob Friesenhahn <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, Andreas Schwab wrote:
>> Stephan A Suerken <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Afaik, LD_LIBRARY_PATHs, if set, should have precedence over standard
>>> paths.
>> LD_LIBRARY_PATH has no significance to the linker for finding the
>> libraries to be linked in.
> This is not a true statement.  Some linkers (e.g. apparently Solaris 9s
> ld') will use LD_LIBRARY_PATH for finding libraries.

GNU ld also uses it, but only for finding implicit dependencies of shared
libraries, and the Solaris linker may be doing the same.  Note that I
wrote "libraries to be linked in" above, which does not include those


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