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Bug 171114 - libattr-devel provides .la file which creates dangling references to /lib/libattr.la
libattr-devel provides .la file which creates dangling references to /lib/lib...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: acl (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
: EasyFix, Patch
: 195347 213625 (view as bug list)
Depends On: 154146
Blocks: 176344 185968
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Reported: 2005-10-18 08:18 EDT by Jindrich Novy
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:10 EDT (History)
12 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0176
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Last Closed: 2007-05-01 13:34:44 EDT
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2007:0176 normal SHIPPED_LIVE acl bug fix update 2007-05-01 13:34:25 EDT

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Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2005-12-02 10:05:18 EST
libacl-devel-2.2.3-1  (from EL3)
libacl-devel-2.2.23-5 (from FC3)
libacl-devel-2.2.23-8 (from FC4) 

are all affected too (is it worth filing additional separate bug reports?)

For the record, the error one gets when trying to build/link against libacl (for
libtool aware apps) is:
grep: /lib/libattr.la: No such file or directory
/bin/sed: can't read /lib/libattr.la: No such file or directory
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2005-12-02 10:19:04 EST
IMO, since this bug has been around for so long (dating back to libacl-2.2.3,
Jan 2003), apparently no-one has been using these (broken) libtool archives
anyway, a reasonable fix is to simply remove/omit them from packaging.
Comment 5 Rex Dieter 2005-12-02 10:36:07 EST
Re: comment #4, to implement omission, add something like the following to
%install section after the 'make install' bits:

# omit broken libtool archive(s) (#171114)
rm -f $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_libdir}/libacl.la
grep -v "%{_libdir}/libacl.la" $DIST_INSTALL_DEV > ${DIST_INSTALL_DEV}.new && \
Comment 6 Paul Leopardi 2006-03-08 03:57:49 EST
Once the change suggested in #5 is done, would it then be possible to use 
Konstruct to build KDE 3.5.1 without root permission? Currently this build 
fails because of the dangling reference. All the suggested workarounds involve 
having root access. See also bug 170602. 
Comment 7 Rex Dieter 2006-03-08 10:06:34 EST
As it stands now, kde-3.5.x (and any other app that uses libtool and links
against libattr) is not buildable.  Fix the bug, apps will build again.

I just noticed that I need to submit a new bug.  The title of this bug refers to
libattr, whereas the problems I'm talking about are with libacl.  Oops.

FYI, bug 170602 is completely independant of this.
Comment 12 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-08-18 13:14:09 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 13 Matthew Miller 2006-11-27 14:18:57 EST
Bug #195347 and bug #213625 are duplicates of this bug. I don't have the
bugzilla power to mark them as such, however.
Comment 14 Jindrich Novy 2006-11-27 14:28:07 EST
*** Bug 195347 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 15 Jindrich Novy 2006-11-27 14:30:06 EST
*** Bug 213625 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 20 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-05-01 13:34:44 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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