Lintian Reports

E package-modifies-ld.so-search-path

All reports of package-modifies-ld.so-search-path for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

This package installs a file in /etc/ld.so.conf.d, presumably to modify the search path of the run-time linker, and does not appear to be part of libc.

Packages containing shared libraries should either install them into /usr/lib or should require binaries built against them to set RPATH to find the library at run-time. Installing libraries in a different directory and modifying the run-time linker path is equivalent to installing them into /usr/lib except now conflicting library packages may cause random segfaults and difficult-to-debug problems instead of conflicts in the package manager.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 10.2 (Libraries) for details.

Severity: important, Certainty: possible

Check: files, Type: binary, udeb

Evolution of the package-modifies-ld.so-search-path Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the package-modifies-ld.so-search-path tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 2, overridden: 2, total: 4

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libfakechroot 2.19-3 (binary) overridden

libfakeroot 1.22-2 (binary)