Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 508424
apr update breaks subversion
Last modified: 2013-01-09 06:27:46 EST
The latest apr rpm from updates breaks subversion 1.5.4 in Fedora 10.
/usr/lib/libsvn_client-1.so used to import libdb-4.7.so implicitly from libapr-1.so. It seems the new libapr does not link it any more, causing undefined symbols in subcersion.
The subversion-1.6.2 in updates-testing solves the issue, but it's a major version bump.
I see this too; it hurts.
I don't understand why major version upgrades are done through updates.
(In reply to comment #1)
> I don't understand why major version upgrades are done through updates.
I feel the same way: a stable maintenance release is not where our "latest and greatest" thing should be demonstrated.
Fedora gained a consolidated reputation of frequent regressions, and this makes it hard for me to advocate it with customers for production use.
This was a patch release (1.3.4 -> 1.3.7) not a major version update. It included several security fixes so didn't go through the normal test cycle.
(In reply to comment #3)
> This was a patch release (1.3.4 -> 1.3.7) not a major version update. It
> included several security fixes so didn't go through the normal test cycle.
Then please accept my sincere apologies for presuming otherwise. Out of curiosity, how did this update drop a library from the list of its dependencies?
Bernie: because of, ah, improvements, made upstream.
apr-util-1.3.7-3.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
Build is here:
please leave feedback via the updates link above if this works for you.
> Bernie: because of, ah, improvements, made upstream.
(In reply to comment #8)
> > Bernie: because of, ah, improvements, made upstream.
> Chuckle ;-)
Shame on the Apache Foundation! :-)
BTW, I can't test the proposed bugfix on my servers because I've already upgraded to Subversion 1.6.2 as a quick fix. Now I can't go back because the sandbox format was changed yet another time and of course upgrades happen silently and irreversibly.
apr-util-1.3.7-3.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update apr-util'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F10/FEDORA-2009-7187
*** Bug 508568 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The testing version of apr fixed the subversion commit message using python problem for me. Thanks.
Thanks to everyone who has submitted feedback on the update in testing.
apr-util-1.3.7-3.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.