Bug 306651 - xchat: undefined symbol: g_once_init_enter_impl
xchat: undefined symbol: g_once_init_enter_impl
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xchat (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 344171 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2007-09-26 06:18 EDT by Karsten Hopp
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-26 06:30:25 EDT
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Description Karsten Hopp 2007-09-26 06:18:08 EDT
Description of problem:
xchat-2.8.4-4.fc8.1 doesn't start anymore when only xchat and its dependencies
are updated. But current xchat needs a symbol from  glib2-2.14 without having a
dependency on it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xchat-2.8.4-4.fc8.1 and glib2-2.13.6-1.fc8 : doesn't work, unknown symbol
xchat-2.8.4-4.fc8.1 and glib2-2.14.1-1.fc8 : works

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please add a
Requires: glib2 >= 2.14
Comment 1 Kevin Kofler 2007-09-26 06:30:25 EDT
Uh, the fact that compatibility is only one way and software built against more 
recent libs won't work with older libs is a well-known fact. This applies not 
only to glib2, but also to GTK+, Qt, KDE and even core libs like glibc. XChat 
is definitely not the only app affected by such issues. Do we want to hardcode 
such requirements in all apps? It would make the automatic soname reqs 
essentially useless, as you'd have to add manual Requires for minimum versions 
for all libs anyway.

Fedora 8 is going to ship glib2-2.14.1 or newer, so I don't see why this would 
be an issue. Running F8 packages on F7 is a bad idea. (And in this case, it's 
not like I don't keep the F7 version up to date, I just pushed 2.8.4-5.fc7 to 
updates-testing.) And if you use Rawhide and only update parts of it, you get 
what you asked for.
Comment 2 Kevin Kofler 2007-10-20 23:43:43 EDT
*** Bug 344171 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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