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Bug 1287821 - logic error, failure loading required base lib
logic error, failure loading required base lib
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: oorexx (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gérard Milmeister
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-12-02 13:43 EST by Joel C Ewing
Modified: 2016-12-20 11:35 EST (History)
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Description Joel C Ewing 2015-12-02 13:43:20 EST
Description of problem:
Installing  oorexx.x86_64 interpreter only forces install of oorexx-libs.x86_64. Attempting to execute any REXX program fails with error message
"Logic error: Failure loading required base library"

If oorexx-devel.x86_64 is manually selected and installed as well, the failure no longer occurs and oorexx programs appear to run correctly

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
oorexx.x86_64                          4.2.0-1.fc23       
oorexx-libs.x86_64                     4.2.0-1.fc23 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install oorexx, which has dependency for and also installs oorexx-libs
2. Attempt to execute any REXX program, for example an executable file hello.rex containing the trivial program:

Say "Hello world"

Actual results:
Logic error: Failure loading required base library

Expected results:
Hello world

Additional info:
This problem has been with Fedora repository versions of oorexx since at least f17.  Upgrading oorexx to 4.2.0 in f23 from 4.1.0 in prior releases fixed the SysFileTree problem [re-]reported in bug #1210890 for f21 (and f22) but still did not resolve the undocumented dependency on oorexx-devel that was also reported in bug #1210890.

Perhaps there is some inconsistency from Fedora conventions in the way the oorexx interpreter uses or references versions of libraries, or perhaps some files incorrectly imply they are only required for development work, or perhaps there is some confusion about the distinction of developing programs USING the REXX language versus development work on the oorexx interpreter itself; but whatever the issue the oorexx interpreter simply will not function for any REXX program unless one also has the libraries which the Fedora repository relegates to the separate oorexx-devel rpm (,,,,,,,

The problem can be circumvented by manually installing oorexx-devel.x86_64, but this is counter-intuitive since lack of a documented dependency implies it is optional.  One could resolve the issue by making oorexx have a dependency for both oorexx-libs and oorexx-devel, but that would seem to be inconsistent with the usage of "devel" rpms associated with compilers/interpreters for some other languages (e.g., python) where "devel" rpms are optional.  The simpler approach, used at, is to just distribute the oorexx interpreter as a single, unified rpm package.
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