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Epackage-modifies-ld.so-search-path

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.260. That is the most recent version we know about.

The package changes the search path for the runtime linker, but is not part of libc. The offending file is in /etc/ld.so.conf.d.

It is not okay to install libraries in a different directory and then modify the run-time link path. Shared libraries should go into /usr/lib. Alternatively, they can require binaries to set the RPATH to find the library.

Without this precaution, conflicting libraries may trigger segmentation faults for what should have been a conflict in the package manager.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 10.2 for details.

Visibility: error

Check: files/ld-so

The following 2 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 2 times.

We found 1 overrides. The tag performed 50% of the time.