Bug 62071 - the libXv.so shared library is missing
the libXv.so shared library is missing
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86-compat-libs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
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Reported: 2002-03-27 02:52 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-27 02:52:08 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2002-03-27 02:52:02 EST
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Description of problem:
the libXv.so.x shared library is missing from skipjack while the .a file
exists... this has prevented me from compileing certain programs without difficulty

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.simply missign from distro

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Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-03-27 23:43:10 EST
libXv should not _ever_ be a shared library.  It was enabled as a shared
library in Red Hat Linux 7.1 accidentally, and was disabled again for
the erratum.  To provide binary compatibility for programs which were
unfortunate enough to get linked to the shared library, I created the
XFree86-compat-libs package, which contains libXv and libXxf86dga shared
libraries for runtime usage.  It does not contain the .so for development
usage however, and this is very intentional as these libraries should
not be shared.

Any application which requires shared libXv or libXxf86dga at build time
is broken, and should be fixed to link statically.  The compat-libs
package will disappear in a future release when XFree86 4.3.0 comes out.

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