> >>I don't think you're 'script' is at all convincing, at least not to me.
> >>In any case it appears the consensus is to remove this feature from use,
> >>which I also agree would be a good thing.
> >I vote for complete removing LD_NOSTD_PATH too.
> Well then, we are in complete unanimous agreement on this issue. John P.
> has already indicated that he'll be removing it from ld.so.
Why? This has no effect. It is ignored by startup because the
loader does not respect it: the cache path is still checked.
A complete fix on the order of the SunOS security update would require
that the image contain the link time library path.
As it currently sits, it's not harmful, and it represents a direction
that is desirable.
Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.