Bug 1313373 - nss-softokn 3.22 build uses nss as implicit dependency
nss-softokn 3.22 build uses nss as implicit dependency
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nss-softokn (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Kai Engert (:kaie)
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-03-01 08:50 EST by Zoltan Boszormenyi
Modified: 2016-12-20 14:09 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 14:09:38 EST
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Patch to avoid building and installing nss/cmd binaries (1.07 KB, patch)
2016-03-01 08:51 EST, Zoltan Boszormenyi
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Description Zoltan Boszormenyi 2016-03-01 08:50:00 EST
Description of problem:

Discovered during a build for OpenEmbedded which separates the host from the cross-compiled packages.

The problem is that nss-softokn 3.22 builds a few executables under nss/cmd:
bltest, fipstest, lowhashtest and shlibsign.
nss/cmd/manifest.mn somewhere after 3.19 moved these out of this protector:


and instead lists them under:


So these executables apparently build for both nss-softokn and nss.
However, nss (possibly an older version) is already installed via implicit dependencies.

For the OpenEmbedded build I get the errors below where NSS is definitely not installed since it is (1.) a new build from scratch, and (2.) I ported the nss-util/nss-softokn/nss split packages from Fedora with the same explicit dependency ordering (nss -> nss-softokn -> nss-util):

| /data/OE/setup-scripts/build/tmp-angstrom_v2014_06-eglibc/sysroots/x86_64-linux/usr/libexec/i586-sicom-linux/gcc/i586-sicom-linux/4.8.5/ld: error: cannot find -lssl3
| /data/OE/setup-scripts/build/tmp-angstrom_v2014_06-eglibc/sysroots/x86_64-linux/usr/libexec/i586-sicom-linux/gcc/i586-sicom-linux/4.8.5/ld: error: cannot find -lsmime3
| /data/OE/setup-scripts/build/tmp-angstrom_v2014_06-eglibc/sysroots/x86_64-linux/usr/libexec/i586-sicom-linux/gcc/i586-sicom-linux/4.8.5/ld: error: cannot find -lnss3
| collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
| make[2]: *** [Linux3.4_x86_glibc_PTH_OPT.OBJ/lowhashtest] Error 1
| make[2]: Leaving directory `/data/OE/setup-scripts/build/tmp-angstrom_v2014_06-eglibc/work/i586-sicom-linux/nss-softokn/3.22-r0/nss-softokn-3.22/nss/cmd/lowhashtest'

So, it is only a lucky accident that it builds for Fedora but I consider it cheating. In case some of these commands use a new feature from the current version that is to be build, the build would fail for Fedora.

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

$ rpm -q nss-softokn

How reproducible:


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Actual results:

nss-softokn implicitly uses nss as its build dependency so the build succeeds.
The runtime dependency (causing a dependency loop) is not there because
nss-softokn in Fedora doesn't ship the "lowhashtest" binary.

Expected results:

nss-softokn should not depend on nss.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Zoltan Boszormenyi 2016-03-01 08:51 EST
Created attachment 1131940 [details]
Patch to avoid building and installing nss/cmd binaries
Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-08-15 11:51:29 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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