Bug 128546 - missing links to 5.8.4 libraries for backward compatibility
Summary: missing links to 5.8.4 libraries for backward compatibility
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chip Turner
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
Blocks: FC3Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-07-25 04:52 UTC by Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: 5.8.5-9
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-10-14 14:52:16 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
patch to perl.spec to add missing backward compatibility links for perl 5.8.4 (930 bytes, patch)
2004-07-25 04:57 UTC, Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo
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Description Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2004-07-25 04:52:34 UTC
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Description of problem:
SPEC for perl 5.8.5 is missing compatibility links for 5.8.4 on the
post script and the build parameters.

this breaks the update of this package from a 5.8.4 based package
which is providing libperl.so, like vim-enhanced-6.3.014-1 (BUG 128535
and BUG 128524) and which are expecting libperl.so to be on the
corresponding architecture/version directory (ex:

as the dependency is decided as compile time and is specific to the
architecture/version used on the build machine, a different scheme
which uses a generic dependency name (Require: perl) and changes to
use a path agnostic libperl.so was suggested (might be tricky on multi
arch platforms though).

eventhough, as a workaround for backward compatibility is already
deployed on the current SPEC, a patch which fixes this using the
current approach is attached.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install Fedora Core3 test 1 (AMD64, eventhough it is not arch specific)
2. update -u perl

Actual Results:  /usr/lib64/perl5/5.8.4/x86_64-linux-thread-multi is
needed by
(installed) vim-enhanced-6.3.014-1

Expected Results:  package updated

Additional info:

Comment 1 Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2004-07-25 04:57:05 UTC
Created attachment 102199 [details]
patch to perl.spec to add missing backward compatibility links for perl 5.8.4

adds 5.8.4 to the defined list on -Dinc_version_list and a link to the 5.8.4 on
the %install script

Comment 2 Chip Turner 2004-10-12 10:45:14 UTC
this should be fixed in 5.8.5-7

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2004-10-14 14:52:16 UTC
Looks good to me.

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