git: defaults: remove /usr/lib/gcc* from ldconfig search path

John Marino marino at
Sat Mar 24 11:22:32 PDT 2012

commit b519f37ff250d8b77d64b16781b456a9e1837f95
Author: John Marino <draco at>
Date:   Sat Mar 24 09:55:38 2012 +0100

    defaults: remove /usr/lib/gcc* from ldconfig search path
    It is not necessary for ldconfig to add /usr/lib/gcc44 and /usr/lib/gcc41
    directories to the default library search path.  Every binary built with
    gcc41 and gcc44 embeds these paths into the DT_RPATH dynamic tag which
    tells the runtime linker to look their first.  In effect, this means these
    paths are potentially searched multiple times: once due to the rpath and
    again due to the ldconfig hints file.  Let's do away will the redundant,
    always-fails check here.
    Another reason is that the gcc libraries have different versions of the
    same libraries.  Surely the gcc41 version isn't preferred over the gcc44
    version, but it gets searched first.  Again, let rpath take care of this
    for gcc.
    To update the rc.conf defaults, "make upgrade" after building world is

Summary of changes:
 etc/defaults/rc.conf |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

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