Re: problem with ldconfig and packaging libs
Ben Gertzfield <email@example.com> writes:
> >>>>> "James" == James Troup <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Ben> Hoo boy.. didn't we end up deciding this was wrong?
> James> Eh? No, we certainly did not.
> I'm pretty sure it's safe to call ldconfig unconditionally in
> postinst, and that we ran into problems when we literally followed the
> packaging manual.
It most assuredly is *NOT* safe and we did not run into problems when
conditionalizing the call to ldconfig. If you don't believe me,
please just think about the possible invocation of a postinst and what
would happen if ldconfig was run in all of those situations (hint:
libfoo.so*.dpkg-tmp). If you still don't believe me please provide
evidence of these `problems' we allegedly encountered.