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Re: Putting .so symlinks in libs package for dlopen()ing?



[CC to -policy removed, prolly is getting a little OT for them ...]

On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:06:31PM +0300, Yury Umanets wrote:
> >2. Make parted dlopen() libreiserfs-0.3.so.0 rather than libreiserfs.so.
> >  This will solve the problem, but is not ideal solution since a minor
> >  version upgrade or SONAME change of libreiserfs will break parted's
> >  reiserfs support (note that parted does its own internal checking of
> >  libreiserfs versions to make sure it is compatible, and gracefully
> >  fails if it can't resolve all required symbols on dlopen()).
> >  Also, the parted source code needs to be manually edited on every
> >  minor or SONAME change of library.
> >
> The best solution is to add configure option in parted like 
> --libreiserfs-path

That still won't fix the problem. The issue is that Debian's policy
mandates that the libreiserfs.so symlink should be in the -dev package,
not the main lib package. This means that parted's dlopen of the .so
fails when the -dev package is not installed ... parted should really be
dlopen()ing libreiserfs-0.3.so.0 rather than libreiserfs.so ...

Cheers,

Timshel

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