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Bug 161958

Summary: avoid using LD_LIBRARY_PATH
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: dann
Component: firefoxAssignee: Christopher Aillon <caillon>
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Description dann 2005-06-28 18:55:56 UTC
Description of problem:
The firefox script sets the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable. 
Because of this when firefox starts up the dynamic linker has to look in many
more places for each dynamic library, so it will generate a lot of extra 
"open" system calls, which slows down the startup time.

To test this just strace firefox-bin and grep for "open"

Currently LD_LIBRARY_PATH is needed because 
cannot otherwise find and
(see ldd /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.4/firefox-bin)

Maybe adding some rpath flags when building firefox can solve the above problem. 
Would that be enought to get rid of LD_LIBRARY_PATH? 

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Comment 1 Bill Crawford 2005-08-16 20:10:06 UTC
This is also preventing prelinking.

Comment 2 dann 2005-08-16 21:12:21 UTC
This also prevents eclipse from eliminating LD_LIBRARY_PATH

Comment 3 Nitin Dahyabhai 2005-08-18 22:02:40 UTC
What about the gre.conf?

Comment 4 dann 2005-08-24 19:16:06 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> What about the gre.conf?

AFAIK it does not have an influence. 
The issue is that 'ldd /usr/lib/mozilla-1.7.10/mozilla-bin'
shows that is not found, that is the reason LD_LIBRARY_PATH needs to
be set when running /usr/lib/mozilla-1.7.10/mozilla-bin

Comment 5 dann 2006-04-30 18:11:11 UTC
Another point: because of this the firefox binary cannot be prelinked. 

The fix is simple, just add -rpath with the directory to the link
line for firefox-bin...