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Michael Wojcik Michael.Wojcik at
Tue May 28 21:21:33 UTC 2019

> From: openssl-users [mailto:openssl-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of
> Viktor Dukhovni
> Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 14:21
> > On May 28, 2019, at 11:35 AM, Michael Wojcik
> <Michael.Wojcik at> wrote:
> >
> > Don't tell us about the ldd output. Show us. ldd output is short enough to
> include in an email message.
> More useful than "ldd" output, is output from "readelf -d",
> showing the NEEDED libraries, any RPATH, ...

Well, yes, for this specific case (i.e. when looking at a dynamic-loading issue for a platform that uses ELF binaries and has the readelf utility). But I was making a more generic point: don't just tell us how you interpreted the result of an investigation when you can reasonably show us the actual evidence as well.

This of course is part of the eternal and widespread problem of not knowing how to ask a good question. I'm trying to offer some general advice in that area (without being quite as verbose as ESR's "How To Ask Questions The Smart Way").

Michael Wojcik
Distinguished Engineer, Micro Focus

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