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Re: Mass bug filing for shared library broken symlinks detected by piuparts

On 2013-06-30 22:46, Dave Steele wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 1:08 PM, Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org> wrote:
>> AFAIK most of these get fixed up by ldconfig, which means they're not a
>> problem in practice.
> It wasn't clear to me how this would be the case, so I reran the logs
> with a piuparts mod making an ldconfig call before the symlink test.
> It did not affect the results.

Proper package installation would include a ldconfig call that should
have fixed the broken link *before* piuparts checks for dangling links.
(IIRC there is currently only one package "needing" this ldconfig call
to actually create a link: libjson0/libjson-c2, #710676). So either a
call to ldconfig is missing (bug!) or it's not ldconfig's job to fix up
a dangling e.g.
  libfoo.so -> libfoo.so.2
symlink (because it's a missing dependency).

On 2013-07-01 03:29, Chow Loong Jin wrote:
> I believe that he's referring to ld.so.cache containing a mapping of
> $lib_realpath, so the broken symlink might not actually result in an
> unresolvable library.

But most of these broken links don't look like broken SONAME links (as
they would have been fixed up by ldconfig).


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