Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51967
rpm-4.0.3-0.?? broke backward compat (librpmxx.so.0)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:00 EDT
Description of problem:
RPM-4.0.3-0.88 (and earlier?) doesn't provide the files:
Breaking backward compatibility with already compiled programs.
I installed kde-2.2 (that ships an rawhide rpm lib) and had
to remove rpmfind, gnorpm among others. red-carpet doesn't work anymore.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install kde-2.2 over a rh-7.1
Them already compiled rpm progs will not work anymore.
I think it's fine to put version on the library names
(eg. librpm-4.0.3.so), but please maintain some compatibility
with compiled apps were possible...
librpm.so.0 were provided since version 3 up to 4.0.3
found at ftp.rpm.org.
This (and 2 other changes) was announced on rpm-list, grab the text from the
at http://listman.redhat.com. Basically, rpm shared libraries have never been
backward compatible. In rpm-4.0.3, the rpmdb API moved to librpmdb.so.0,
and, since librpm.so.0 is not linked against other libraries, breaks
anyways. There are deeper problems than library linkage as well ...