Bug 608452 - /usr/lib64/libgd.so is in gd-devel, but /usr/lib64/libgd.so.2 is in gd
Summary: /usr/lib64/libgd.so is in gd-devel, but /usr/lib64/libgd.so.2 is in gd
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gd (Show other bugs)
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Version: 13
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jiri Moskovcak
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-06-27 16:13 UTC by Jim Cromie
Modified: 2015-02-01 22:52 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-27 16:58:44 UTC
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Description Jim Cromie 2010-06-27 16:13:52 UTC
Description of problem:

cpan> install GD fails on F-13 (and earlier I think)

this is because the .so symbolic link is in the -devel package,
not the base package.

I dont understand why the symlink isnt also in the base package,
since programs wanting libgd shouldnt have to ask for a specific
version, unless they actually need that version.

Once I installed gd-devel, cpan install worked as expected.

Comment 1 Patrice Dumas 2010-06-27 16:58:44 UTC
Unless I am missing something, you are rebuilding some code against GD. So in that case you need the -devel package. The .so is not needed at runtime, so it is not shipped in the base package (and it is the case for all the libraries in fedora).

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