Bug#486376: [Ecls-list] Bug#495756: ecl has rpath to insecure location (/tmp/buildd/ecl-0.9j-20080306/build/)

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 25 22:37:26 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 11:54 PM, Luca Capello <luca at pca.it> wrote:
> For the ECL list: this is a 'serious' bug in the Debian BTS [1].  For
> the reason why rpath is considered harmful by Debian see [2] and [3].

ECL does not use rpath. The "guessing" of how it works is still in the
autoconf logic, but it is not used by the program itself.

> I've added the ECL list to cc:.  While I can easily remove the rpath as
> explained at [3], I'll wait for upstream's voice :-)

As I said, we stopped using rpath some time ago. Any traces of it
should probably be removed but we are not in a hurry because those
flags are not used by the ECL compiler / linker. Adding the rpath flag
for platforms or users that consider it useful is not difficult and
can be done via LDFLAGS at configuration time.


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