[vbox-dev] Loading external libraries in 2.0.4

James Lucas jimmy at secsme.org.au
Thu Oct 30 03:22:13 GMT 2008


I recently upgraded one of my development boxes from VirtualBox 1.6.6 to 
2.0.4. I use a custom external VRDP authentication library to 
authenticate connections (/usr/lib64/) which inturns relies on an extra 
library (/usr/local/xmlrpc-c/lib).

This worked perfectly for 1.6.6 however it has broken in 2.0.4 because 
it cannot load the library in /usr/local/xmlrpc-c/lib (cannot find 
file). This path is exported in LD_LIBRARY_PATH for both root and vmuser 
users (vmuser starts the VM). If I install the xmlrpc-c libraries into 
/usr/lib then everything works fine.
Running ldd against both shared libraries returns successfully for both 

I have a feeling that this is due to the hardening features added in 
2.0, I do not understand them enough to really know if that is the issue 
(not much is written in the SDK or User Manual on this). Does anyone 
know how I could fix this issue.

- James

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