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LDCONFIG(8)                         Linux Programmer's Manual                         LDCONFIG(8)

NAME
       ldconfig - configure dynamic linker run-time bindings

SYNOPSIS
       /sbin/ldconfig [ -nNvXV ] [ -f conf ] [ -C cache ] [ -r root ] directory ...
       /sbin/ldconfig -l [ -v ] library ...
       /sbin/ldconfig -p

DESCRIPTION
       ldconfig  creates  the necessary links and cache to the most recent shared libraries found
       in the directories specified on the command line, in the file /etc/ld.so.conf, and in  the
       trusted  directories,  /lib and /usr/lib (on some 64-bit architectures such as x86-64, lib
       and /usr/lib are the trusted directories for 32-bit libraries, while /lib64 and /usr/lib64
       are used for 64-bit libraries).

       The  cache  is  used  by  the  run-time linker, ld.so or ld-linux.so.  ldconfig checks the
       header and filenames of the libraries it encounters when determining which versions should
       have their links updated.

       ldconfig will attempt to deduce the type of ELF libs (i.e., libc5 or libc6/glibc) based on
       what C libs, if any, the library was linked against.

       Some existing libs do not contain enough information to allow the deduction of their type.
       Therefore,  the  /etc/ld.so.conf file format allows the specification of an expected type.
       This is used only for  those  ELF  libs  which  we  can  not  work  out.   The  format  is
       "dirname=TYPE",  where TYPE can be libc4, libc5, or libc6.  (This syntax also works on the
       command line.)  Spaces are not allowed.  Also see the -p option.  ldconfig should normally
       be  run by the superuser as it may require write permission on some root owned directories
       and files.

OPTIONS
       -c fmt, --format=fmt
              (Since glibc 2.2) Cache format to use: old, new, or compat (default).

       -C cache
              Use cache instead of /etc/ld.so.cache.

       -f conf
              Use conf instead of /etc/ld.so.conf.

       -i, --ignore-aux-cache
              (Since glibc 2.7) Ignore auxiliary cache file.

       -l     (Since glibc 2.2) Library mode.  Manually link individual libraries.  Intended  for
              use by experts only.

       -n     Only  process directories specified on the command line.  Don't process the trusted
              directories, nor those specified in /etc/ld.so.conf.  Implies -N.

       -N     Don't rebuild the cache.  Unless -X is also specified, links are still updated.

       -p, --print-cache
              Print the lists of directories and candidate libraries stored in the current cache.

       -r  root
              Change to and use root as the root directory.

       -v, --verbose
              Verbose mode.  Print current version number, the name of each directory  as  it  is
              scanned, and any links that are created.  Overrides quiet mode.

       -V, --version
              Print program version.

       -X     Don't update links.  Unless -N is also specified, the cache is still rebuilt.

FILES
       /lib/ld.so          Run-time linker/loader.
       /etc/ld.so.conf     File  containing  a  list  of  directories,  one per line, in which to
                           search for libraries.
       /etc/ld.so.cache    File containing an ordered list of libraries found in the  directories
                           specified  in  /etc/ld.so.conf,  as well as those found in the trusted
                           directories.

SEE ALSO
       ldd(1), ld.so(8)

COLOPHON
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       project,  information  about  reporting  bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be
       found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

GNU                                         2015-03-29                                LDCONFIG(8)

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