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Re: [opensuse] A Smart Question
  • From: Bob Williams <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 08:27:53 +0100
  • Message-id: <200706250827.55227.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 24 June 2007 22:40:50 Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> * Bob Williams <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [06-24-07 16:14]:
> > Thank you. What's the difference/what does ldconfig do that SuSEconfig
> > doesn't?
>
> The "man" files are *really* there for a reason and although, somewhat
> cryptic in a lot of cases, really can help understand what is going on.
>
> from 'man ldconfig'"
>
>        ldconfig creates the necessary links and cache to the most
>        recent shared libraries found in the directories specified on
>        the command line, in the file /etc/ld.so.conf, and in the
>        trusted directo‚Äź ries (/lib and /usr/lib).  The cache is used
>        by the run-time linker, ld.so or ld-linux.so.  ldconfig checks
>        the header and filenames of the libraries it encounters when
>        determining which versions should have their links updated.
>
> If you will watch the progress of yast, after installing/upgrading a
> package, it runs "ldconfig" (usually).
>
> note: imho, the use of graphics to accomplish *everything* really
>       detracts from *learning* your system.
>
> --
> Patrick Shanahan         Plainfield, Indiana, USA        HOG # US1244711
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Thank you very much [I mean it :)]. And the gentle rebuke is received in the 
spirit it was given.

-- 
Bob

openSUSE 10.2 x86_64, Kernel 2.6.18.8-0.3, KDE 3.5.6 r31.4
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