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Bug 595384 - fix soname versions
Summary: fix soname versions
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: dmraid
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Heinz Mauelshagen
QA Contact: Red Hat Kernel QE team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-24 14:01 UTC by Daniel Mach
Modified: 2010-10-13 11:59 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-10-13 11:59:50 UTC
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Description Daniel Mach 2010-05-24 14:01:44 UTC
dmraid uses non-standard soname versioning:

Could you remove the .rcX suffix?

Comment 1 RHEL Program Management 2010-05-24 14:06:27 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 2 Alasdair Kergon 2010-05-24 14:39:23 UTC
Let's update this to incorporate similar clean-ups to those we recently applied to lvm2.

Comment 3 Heinz Mauelshagen 2010-05-25 11:02:10 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> dmraid uses non-standard soname versioning:
> /lib/libdmraid-events-isw.so.1.0.0.rc16
> /lib/libdmraid.so.1.0.0.rc16
> Could you remove the .rcX suffix?    

the 'standard' naming is provided.

The .rcX is for the dmraid versioning purpose.

Do you feel this really mandatory to get removed?

Comment 4 Daniel Mach 2010-05-25 12:03:16 UTC
dmraid is the only package in RHEL which didn't pass the test.
Every other package (okay, except openssl which has a letter in the version) has only numbers and dots in the .so version.

From release-engineering perspective, I'd like to have it changed.
Anytime you change package version, soname changes as well and we have to make sure all dependant packages are rebuilt.

Comment 5 Heinz Mauelshagen 2010-05-25 13:14:25 UTC

the packages (namely python-pyblock) are being linked against libdmraid.so.1,
not the ".rcX" sufficed one anyway, hence no issue with ".rcX" changes.

Then this is only about the glob hitting "rcX", no?

Comment 6 RHEL Program Management 2010-07-15 14:12:13 UTC
This issue has been proposed when we are only considering blocker
issues in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. It has
been denied for the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.

** If you would still like this issue considered for the current
release, ask your support representative to file as a blocker on
your behalf. Otherwise ask that it be considered for the next
Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. **

Comment 7 Heinz Mauelshagen 2010-10-13 11:59:50 UTC
Closing because linking happens vs. numerically suffixed lib.

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