Bug 197160 - libss attempts to use old libreadline
libss attempts to use old libreadline
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: e2fsprogs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Eric Sandeen
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Reported: 2006-06-28 18:18 EDT by Nalin Dahyabhai
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.40.2
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Last Closed: 2007-07-26 17:10:12 EDT
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Description Nalin Dahyabhai 2006-06-28 18:18:02 EDT
Description of problem:
The libss library attempts to provide command-line editing by using dlopen() to
load an editing library.  The default list it attempts to use is defined (as the
DEFAULT_LIBPATH macro) in lib/ss/get_readline.c as
"libreadline.so.4:libreadline.so:libedit.so.2:libedit.so:libeditline.so.0:libeditline.so"
The current version of libreadline is libreadline.so.5.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1.38-15

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run 'debugfs' under strace.
2. Notice that while it attempts to dlopen() libreadline.so.4, it never tries to
open the current version.
  
Actual results:
If you don't have compat-readline43 or readline-devel install, it will not find
the library.

Expected results:
Command-line edity goodness.

Additional info:
Sourceforge's bug tracker doesn't seem to be working at the moment, so I can't
file this there as well.
Comment 1 Eric Sandeen 2007-07-26 17:10:12 EDT
http://thunk.org/hg/e2fsprogs/?rev/1cfb852a943d

description:  	Add libreadline.so.5 to the list of readline libraries used by libss

This was fixed back in Nov 2006... 

So, it's fixed in fedora devel/fc8, and in the e2fsprogs-1.40.2.fc7 package I
just pushed to f7 updates-testing... I'll probably push 1.40.2 to fc6 as well at
some point soon.

Thanks,

-Eric

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