Bug 103437 - XFree86 keeps changing my symlink
Summary: XFree86 keeps changing my symlink
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Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86   
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-08-30 13:54 UTC by Daniel Malmgren
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:57 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-30 14:44:23 UTC
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Description Daniel Malmgren 2003-08-30 13:54:20 UTC
I'm not quite sure if this is a bug or a feature, but it's quite annoying.

In /usr/X11R6/lib/tls/i686 there is a symlink libGL.so.1 pointing to the file
libGL.so.1.2 in the same directory. Since some programs (for example
xscreensaver) uses this link and complains about it I've tried redirecting it to
pointing at /usr/lib/tls/libGL.so.1 (which in turn points to the correct Nvidia
library) wich works out well.

My problem is that every time I restart X the symlink is restored to it's
default location. Why is this?

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Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2003-08-30 14:37:18 UTC
I fail to see any bug here.  The symlink that is there is correct.  It's
not a "feature", it's just the proper way that libGL should be installed.

Jakub, do you have any comments before I close this NOTABUG?

Comment 2 Jakub Jelinek 2003-08-30 14:44:23 UTC
Yeah, that's how it should look like. If you are using NVidia's libGL, you
shouldn't have installed XFree86 libGL too earlier in the search path.
The symlink is recreated by ldconfig FYI.

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