Bug#481455: firefox complains about missing std c++ library after system upgrade
[Note: I'm not at all involved in the packaging of this software]
Volker Jahns wrote:
> Package: libstdc++5
> Version: 1:3.3.6-15
> The regular system upgrade removes the C++ stdt library which is need
> by firefox.
> voler@eos ~ > /opt/firefox/firefox
> /opt/firefox/firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> I suggest _not_ to remove libraries which are needed by applications in
> Linux userland.
How could apt or dpkg know about the requirement of non-debian software ?
I hope that you do not suggest to scan all applications/libraries on the
system (including /opt and /home) before any library removal ?
The correct fix would be to package the software in a Debian package (official
or not if the license does not permit it) so dependencies can be correctly and
PS: note that firefox is already packaged as iceweasel is Debian...
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