Lintian ReportsBETA

package-modifies-ld.so-search-path

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.

For more information please consult:

  • Libraries (Section 10.2) in the Debian Policy Manual

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit c1c05b0. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check files/ld-so.

Visibility: error

The following 2 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 2 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.