Bug 123865 - Symlink missing for libelf.so
Symlink missing for libelf.so
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: elfutils (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2004-05-20 21:01 EDT by Chris Colohan
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-23 07:41:43 EDT
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Description Chris Colohan 2004-05-20 21:01:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
The installed library libelf.so.1 is missing a symlink which allows
you to compile new programs which link against it.

In particular, if I compile a program foo.c, the following will fail:

  gcc foo.c -lelf

A workaround can be done as follows:

  cd /usr/lib
  ln -s libelf.so.1 libelf.so

...but it would be much nicer if the RPM for this installed properly
in the first place.  :-)

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install Fedora Core 2
2.  Try to compile any program that links to libelf with -lelf


Actual Results:  Compile fails due to missing library.

Expected Results:  Compile should work.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2004-08-23 07:41:43 EDT
The symlink is in the elfutils-libelf-devel-0.96-1 package.

Install elfutils-libelf-devel.

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