[gst-devel] Opinions on bug 113748

Benjamin Otte in7y118 at public.uni-hamburg.de
Tue Jul 1 06:18:12 CEST 2003

Stupid questsion: Can plugins dlopen other libs? And if so, can
plugins loaded as RTLD_LOCAL load libgstreamer as RTLD_GLOBAL?

Benjamin, who has no ideas how this works, but loads of stupid ideas.

On Mon, 30 Jun 2003, David Schleef wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 06:42:35PM +0200, Magnus Bergman wrote:
> > 2: This is a bug in the application (A) and should be fixed in
> > this application. This means calling dlopen() without the RTDL_GLOBAL
> > when loading plugins is a bug. In this case I will file a bug
> > report to the application maintainers.
> I don't believe it's a bug in the application, since I've argued
> for a way to disable RTDL_GLOBAL in g_module.
> > 3: It is not a bug at all, it's just not meant to work. In this
> > case I will use some warkaround, using LD_PRELOAD or modify gstreamer.
> Yep.  The final solution may not be as easy as what I suggested in
> the bug report, but I think it's the best solution, given that
> GStreamer and the application have differing notions on how to
> load modules.
> dave...
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