Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 103040
kdebinding no longer builds
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:07 EDT
Description of problem:
The last mozilla update changes the location of mozilla's lib and include
directories from /usr/lib/mozilla and /usr/include/mozilla to
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.0.2 and /usr/include/mozilla-1.0.2.
This causes kdebindings to fail to build kmozilla.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Rebuild kdebindings with the latest mozilla installed.
Here is a patch that will fix the problem. (It is not a good patch, but it works.)
--- xparts/mozilla/configure.in.in.orig Fri Aug 22 15:39:15 2003
+++ xparts/mozilla/configure.in.in Fri Aug 22 15:39:47 2003
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
AC_MSG_CHECKING([for Mozilla development headers])
-mozilla_incldirs="/usr/include /usr/include/mozilla /usr/local/include
+mozilla_incldirs="/usr/include /usr/include/mozilla-1.0.2 /usr/include/mozilla
AC_FIND_FILE(gtkmozembed.h, $mozilla_incldirs, mozilla_incdir)
if test "$mozilla_incdir" = NO; then
It's a bug in mozilla. Mozilla should have symlinks to /usr/lib/mozilla-1.0.2
I do not believe this to be correct.
Version independant plug-ins are supposed to be installed in
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. If this is a symlink, then those plugins go away each
time you upgrade. If it is not a symlink, then nautilus and kdebindings need to
have code to determine the correct directory. (via mozilla-config or actual
references in the spec file.)
The problem is that mozilla in 7.3 went from mozilla's libraries installing in
/usr/lib/mozilla to installing in /usr/lib/mozilla-$version.
It is not a symlink in any other spec file I can find. (1.0.1 just defined the
install directory as /usr/lib/mozilla. No version information at all.)
Nautilus and kdebindings just need to be altered to reflect this change.
Is this just a 7.3 specific issue or does later versions of Redhat have these
issues as well? (They appear to install in the same manner as 1.0.2.)
Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to
make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks.
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Closing as CANTFIX.