Originally Posted by GazL
Just a thought...
Would it not be better to move mozilla-nss into it's own sub-directory and add that to ld.so.conf above the seamonkey one rather than have duplicated entries for the default dirs?
I don't think so. It's not just about mozilla-nss, it's that having the paths in /etc/ld.so.conf searched before the main library paths doesn't seem correct. IMHO, it violates the Principle Of Least Astonishment.
The only way around it is to list those paths first in /etc/ld.so.conf. Of course, we could also remove the default paths from the loader binary, but I don't think we should since we would lose a valuable fallback in case /etc/ld.so.conf is ever misconfigured.