Bug 460307 - Removing openldap-devel breaks sudo command
Summary: Removing openldap-devel breaks sudo command
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openldap
Version: 5.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Jan Safranek
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Reported: 2008-08-27 14:15 UTC by Jan Safranek
Modified: 2012-08-07 13:09 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-20 20:53:29 UTC
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2009:0090 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE openldap bug fix and enhancement update 2009-01-20 16:04:26 UTC

Description Jan Safranek 2008-08-27 14:15:51 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #240253 +++

My latest run of 'yum update' included an update for openldap-devel. Since I
don't plan to do any development related to ldap I removed the package 'using
rpm -e openldap-devel'. I then discovered I could no longer use the 'sudo'
command. The sudo command would give me the message:

sudo: error while loading shared libraries: libldap-2.3.so.0: cannot open shared
object file: No such file or directory

When I re-install the openldap-devel package I am able to use the sudo command
once more.

The above happens consistently. When I remove openldap-devel I no longer have
the /usr/lib/libldap.so file and can't run sudo. When I install openldap-devel I
can use the sudo command.

--- Additional comment from jsafrane on 2007-05-16 04:13:18 EDT ---

Thank you for the bug report. There is just missing 'ldconfig' in %postun of

You can safely remove openldap-devel, but afterwards you must manually call
ldconfig as root:
rpm -e openldap-devel

I'll fix it in next release of openldap rpms.

Comment 1 RHEL Program Management 2008-08-27 14:31:50 UTC
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 4 Jan Safranek 2008-08-29 11:05:24 UTC
Apart from the problem described above, OpenLDAP uses libldap.so as name of ldap library and it confuses ldconfig - it can create links during package update as follows:
libldap-2.3.so.0 -> libldap.so
/usr/lib64/libldap.so -> libldap-2.3.so.0.2.31

The same applies to libldap and libldap_r.

This is perfectly working, only "rpm -V openldap" complains about wrong links:
....L...   /usr/lib64/liblber-2.3.so.0
....L...   /usr/lib64/libldap-2.3.so.0
....L...   /usr/lib64/libldap_r-2.3.so.0

The correct way how to fix it is to rename libldap.so to libldap-2.3.so, but doing that might break customers setup, they are used to have libldap.so.

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2009-01-20 20:53:29 UTC
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
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