[PATCH] configure: check for links to/from libdir in ldconfig output

David Bremner david at tethera.net
Sat Jun 2 04:12:51 PDT 2018

Tomi Ollila <tomi.ollila at iki.fi> writes:

> On Wed, May 30 2018, David Bremner wrote:
>> Tomi Ollila <tomi.ollila at iki.fi> writes:
>>> On Tue, May 29 2018, David Bremner wrote:
>>>> If e.g. /lib is a link to /usr/lib, then the latter may not show up in
>>>> the way we expect in the output of ldconfig. 'test foo -ef bar' checks
>>>> if foo and bar have the same device and inode numbers. Since (at least
>>>> in bash, ksh, and zsh) the shell dereferences symlinks before applying
>>> i think you have to add 'dash' to this list in this commit message, as it
>>> is default /bin/sh in debian (and many debian-derived distributions);
>>> that is quite common configuration there when the test line in question
>>> is executed
>> That's right. I even tested dash, _after_ I sent the patch :P 
>> What do you think about the risk/benefit of including this in 0.27? I
>> guess we have lived with this bug for a long time.
> +1 for inclusion. that's how we get testers >:)

Pushed as part of 0.27_rc1


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