Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 442343
f-spot builds against some private libraries rather than system ones
Last modified: 2013-01-09 23:39:56 EST
According to Jesse Keating on #fedora-devel, these include (but may not be
gnome-keyring-sharp, Tao, google-sharp, FlickrNet, semweb, (dbus-sharp-glib?),
see also here:
This needs to be fixed ASAP, otherwise f-spot could be yanked from F-9.
Latest koji build here:
Looking at the package it doesn't seem like there are actually any binary DLLs,
every does seem to be built from source, they are just bundled, so changing bug
After checking on #f-spot on irc.gnome.org, it appears that some of these,
namely mono-addins, libgphoto2-devel need to be bundled as they are (currently)
See also this mailing list post from Jesse Keating:
This is the list of files that f-spot currently installs, and according to
#f-spot irc channel this list is to be expected.
The only problematic DLLs that could potentially be provided by other packages are:
/usr/lib/f-spot/libgphoto2-sharp.dll (effectively this is upstream for
/usr/lib/f-spot/Mono.Addins* (a patched version of upstream)
/usr/lib/f-spot/Tao.* (there is an upstream apparently, but it's not yet
packaged by Fedora and not installed in gac yet anyway)
/usr/lib/f-spot/gnome-keyring-sharp.dll (there is upstream, not yet packaged in
Fedora, and not yet stable to be in gac apparently)
The Debian packages has some packages that fix to allow compiling against
According to Debian maintainer you just need:
"link_system_libs, plus some autoreconf stuff."
There maybe some other useful patches there.
If you're linking against the system mono-addins, ensure that certain
mono-addins bugs are fixed - Debian and Ubuntu had big problems with extensions
disappearing when f-spot was upgraded.
The crucial fix is:
Debian is also using mono-addins 0.3.1, and I can't remember whether the .1 made
a difference or not.
OK, applied the Debian patch and did rebuild:
Once the mono-addins is also patched as per comment #6 above. I'll test and
request rel-eng tag for f9-final.
This change should fix bug 442373 too.
This is tagged
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Switching back to rawhide and ASSIGNED as some of the bundled bits still need to
be patched to use system ones when the system ones have the necessary features.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Not sure what the status is on this, but if it was fixed before, it is present again on x86_64 Fedora 10. See also bug 465149 and bug 442373. F-spot still provides 'mono(Mono.Addins)', which it shouldn't. Tomboy, for one, breaks because of this - it requires mono-addins, not f-spot.
Please remove mono-addins as a 'provides' for f-spot.
So far I think there are two major issues with mono packages and local libraries:
1. There is the generic Fedora policy that packages should not use local copies of libraries. There are several reasons like security updates, preventing of redundancy etc. . If a package violates this rule there is usually no functional impact.
2. There is a problem in the mono packaging: A package can claim that it provides a library (like mono(gnome-keyring-sharp) ), but since the library is not in the GAC it is usually not accessible by other programs anyway and so the other packages may be fooled that one of their requirement is fulfilled but it actually isn't. For example there was the problem that tomboy thought that f-spot fulfills the requirement for Mono.Addins. A problem in this category may has functional impact with respect to the dependency resolution of the packet manager. I've already looked whether the problem can be easily fixed in the find-provides/find-requires scripts for mono, but it seems to be a little bit complicated.
It looks like that it is quite common for mono projects to have their own copies of libraries without providing an easy way to choose between the usage of the internal or the one provided by the system.
Given all these facts, I don't think they can be solved at once and so I think we should start with the most critical ones where a provides of f-spot hides a standalone library. It is IMHO quite hard for the packager to work in this direction "against" upstream and keep always all patches to use external libraries up-to-date.
As far as I can see, the most critical issue (Mono.Addins) is fixed. In the remaining list of f-spot provides (see below) only gnome-keyring-sharp is provided as a standalone package in Fedora.
So, would it be OK with you if we would limit the scope of this bug to the one remaining issue with the gnome-keyring-sharp library?
current list of provides of f-spot:
rpm --provides -q f-spot|grep mono
mono(BeagleService) = 0.0.0.0
mono(CDExport) = 0.0.0.0
mono(ChangePhotoPath) = 0.0.0.0
mono(Cms) = 0.0.0.0
mono(CoverTransition) = 0.0.0.0
mono(DBusService) = 0.0.0.0
mono(DevelopInUFRaw) = 0.0.0.0
mono(FSpot.Bling) = 0.0.0.0
mono(FSpot.Core) = 0.0.0.0
mono(FSpot.JobScheduler) = 0.0.0.0
mono(FSpot.Platform) = 0.0.0.0
mono(FSpot.Query) = 0.0.0.0
mono(FSpot.Utils) = 0.0.0.0
mono(FSpot.Widgets) = 0.0.0.0
mono(FacebookExport) = 0.1.0.0
mono(FlickrExport) = 0.0.0.0
mono(FlickrNet) = 126.96.36.19963
mono(FolderExport) = 0.0.0.0
mono(GalleryExport) = 0.0.0.0
mono(HashJob) = 0.0.0.0
mono(MergeDb) = 0.0.0.0
mono(Mono.Google) = 0.1.0.0
mono(Mono.Tabblo) = 0.3.3557.15267
mono(NDesk.Glitz) = 0.0.0.0
mono(PicasaWebExport) = 0.0.0.0
mono(RawPlusJpeg) = 0.0.0.0
mono(SemWeb) = 0.7.1.0
mono(SmugMugExport) = 0.0.0.0
mono(SmugMugNet) = 0.0.0.0
mono(TabbloExport) = 0.3.3557.15268
mono(ZipExport) = 0.0.0.0
mono(f-spot) = 0.6.1.2
mono(gio-sharp) = 188.8.131.52
mono(gkeyfile-sharp) = 0.0.0.0
mono(gnome-keyring-sharp) = 0.1.0.0
mono(gtk-sharp-beans) = 184.108.40.206
mono(libgphoto2-sharp) = 1.0.3557.15255
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I've fixed at least the problem for gnome-keyring-sharp in rawhide.
At least when I've last checked some weeks ago, f-spot should not use a private library which is available in the system anymore. ;-)
So please don't hesitate to create a new bug report if this is still the case.
For now I'll close this bug as FIXED RAWHIDE.