Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 459580
Last modified: 2009-12-18 01:19:26 EST
We're hoping to use the library described in:
to parse podcast dates in totem-pl-parser.
But librfc822 isn't available in any separate package, just maildrop as an internal copy.
The best would be to split maildrop into:
- maildrop, main package
I'm willing to do the work on the spec file if that's agreeable to you.
Bastien, check out the review request (bug #241596 comment #24) to see why the rfc* libs were not published. I had contacted upstream on 8 months ago and there was no interest in having these libs as public interfaces . The shared versions even break on weak symbols. It isn't difficult to fix, but if upstream isn't interested in maintaining shared lib support then there is little use to it.
So if you do need these libs, you will either need to
a) convince upstream that these are needed and help them make proper shared libs
out of it
b) ignore upstream and patch proper shared lib support anyway into Fedora's
c) just rip out what you need.
I wouldn't want to go b) ("stay close to upstream") and I think if you actually explain to Sam about your needs he will be more open to a) than he was when I asked.
 From the mail archives of firstname.lastname@example.org (30.12.2007)
Axel Thimm writes:
> It looks like some libs are not being installed,
> e.g. libunicode. Building it statically works, but for certain
> distributions like Fedora (where I'm trying to import this package)
> the builds need to be shared.
> Can someone help to fix this? Thanks!
These small component libraries are intended to be statically linked. They
are built as libtool convenience libraries (noinst_LTLIBRARIES), and since
they have no installation rpath (because they're noinst), libtool won't
include them when linking shared libraries.
If you really insist on having them as separate, shared libraries, you will
have to patch their individual makefiles, declare them as lib_LTLIBRARIES,
and rebuild automake. Then, it will work. But, I wouldn't recommend it.
These convenience libraries are very small, and there's a handful of them.
Installing them as separate shared libraries just pollutes libdir even more.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
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