Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Jul 2009 19:16 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The Linux desktop has come a long way. It's a fully usable, stable, and secure operating system that can be used quite easily by the masses. Not too long ago, Sun figured they could do the same by starting Project Indiana, which is supposed to deliver a complete distribution of OpenSolaris in a manner similar to GNU/Linux. After using the latest version for a while, I'm wondering: why?
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RE[5]: WTF???
by dvzt on Fri 24th Jul 2009 22:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: WTF???"
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Since when was crle deprecated? It is my understanding that using LD_LIBRARY_PATH is bad for security reasons.

Don't know since when, but I remember reading it somewhere in Sun's docs. What is the problem with LD_LIBRARY_PATH? I hear (read) this for the first time.

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RE[6]: WTF???
by Robert Escue on Fri 24th Jul 2009 22:42 in reply to "RE[5]: WTF???"
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The information in the "Why LD_LIBRARY_PATH is bad" link is old, but it has become acceptable practice among administrators I know:

It also would not entirely surprise me that Sun would potentially drop a feature that is useful.

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