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Re: [libvirt PATCH v2 1/1] meson: Drop RPATH usage



On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 12:47:40PM +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> Right now we're unconditionally adding RPATH information to the
> installed binaries and libraries, but that's not always desired.
> 
> Debian explicitly passes --disable-rpath to configure, and while
> I haven't been able to find the same option in the spec file for
> either Fedora or RHEL, by running
> 
>   $ readelf -d /usr/bin/virsh | grep PATH
> 
> I can see that the information is not present, so I assume they
> also strip it somehow.
> 
> Both Debian and Fedora have wiki pages encouraging packagers to
> avoid setting RPATH:
> 
>   https://wiki.debian.org/RpathIssue
>   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RPath_Packaging_Draft
> 
> Given the above, it looks like it's actually better to not go
> out of our way to include that information in the first place.

I need to look into this because I remember adding the rpath there as
a result that something was not working correctly but now I don't
remember what was it. Originally I did not have it there.

Pavel

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