Monthly Archives: February 2009

IE7: Image next to italic gets hosed

Test page for an IE7 bug. Advertisements

The linux loader, and how it finds libraries: ld-linux and so on

As part of an effort to understand implications of different installation procedures on linux, I investigated how executables find shared object libraries ( for dynamic loading, and thus what an installer (program or human) needs to configure.

Linux package installation, dependencies, loading

Several interlocking topics explored that relate to understanding installation of linux packages: What dependencies does the installation need to take care of? Much of the answer lies in how executables are found and loaded when requested.