Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 158533
devhelp not updated for new mozilla
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:18 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050416 Red Hat/1.0.3-1.4.1 Firefox/1.0.3
Description of problem:
devhelp requires Mozilla 1.7.7. Mozilla 1.7.8 was pushed out today as per RHSA-2005:435-06. Systems with devhelp-0.9.2-2.4.4 installed will fail to update to 1.7.8 due to the reliance on Mozilla 1.7.7.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run up2date.
2. Choose to update Mozilla.
3. Watch up2date fail to resolve dependencies.
Actual Results: Dependencies fail to resolve, packages go un-updated.
Expected Results: devhelp updated along with new mozilla to version built against new mozilla.
If this helps anybody, there is a simple workaround:
1. Run "rpm -e devhelp" to remove the dependency.
2. Run "up2date".
3. Download devhelp-0.9.2-2.4.4.i386.rpm (change i386 to whatever your platform
is, if neccessary) from RHN.
4. Install with "rpm -ivh --nodeps devhelp-0.9.2-2.4.4.i386.rpm".
5. Open /usr/bin/devhelp and change (obviously) the line
The reason why this is neccessary is because devhelp is linked against
libgtkembedmoz, which unfortunately sits in a version-specific path. Contrary to
Comment #1, I think there is no actual need to relink against the new
Maybe it would be a better structure if libraries such as libgtkembedmoz are
available from /usr/lib/mozilla (e.g. using symbolic links), so that you do not
have to carry a pile of package dependencies with each Mozilla minor release.
Slight correctio to Comment #2: It is also linked against libxpcom.so, and
furthermore, the libraries expect themselves to be inside a version specific
Mozilla directory, so my last paragraph is wrong.