Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 15601
db3-devel creates libdb_tcl.so symlink without dependency
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
libdb3-devel creates a symlink for libdb_tcl.so but does not require the
libdb3-utils package which contains the target of the symlink,
This problem should be fixed by creating a db3-tcl package, and having db3-utils
that package. Deferred until after Red Hat 7.0.
Unfortunately having no dependency on this right now means that any installation
of db3-devel without db3-utils causes an error every time ldconfig gets run
:( Although admittedly a kludge, what would be the thought regarding putting
the libdb_tcl.so symlink in the db3-utils package or just making the dependency
on db3-utils for this release? Having the dangling symlink just looks
unpolished in my opinion
Agreed on unpolished. However, the correct solution, creating a db3-tcl package,
been outside my accessible solution set since early June when package
were frozen (i.e. no new packages). C'est la vie ...