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Bug 131471 - missing symbolic link "/usr/lib/libodbcinst.so"
missing symbolic link "/usr/lib/libodbcinst.so"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: unixODBC (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tom Lane
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-09-01 13:00 EDT by Thomas Antony
Modified: 2013-07-02 23:01 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-11 16:45:01 EST
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Description Thomas Antony 2004-09-01 13:00:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
Some third-party rpm's require "/usr/lib/libodbcinst.so" and will fail
to install for the reason of failed dependencies, because
"/usr/lib/libodbcinst.so is missing. A symbolic link from
/usr/lib/libodbcinst.so.1.0.0 to "/usr/lib/libodbcinst.so" would
resolve the dependencies.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install unixODBC

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Comment 1 Tom Lane 2004-09-23 14:05:46 EDT
Actually, the symlink does exist, but for some reason it's in the
unixODBC-devel package not the main unixODBC package.  This seems
weird to me too; I am making inquiries to try to find out why it was
done that way.
Comment 2 Tom Lane 2004-11-11 16:45:01 EST
The consensus seems to be that this is the intended packaging setup
--- the unversioned .so symlink is supposed to be where it is.  So the
problem is with the third-party RPMs.  They should be depending on a
versioned .so name.

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