Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71319
balsa requires libesmtp later than 0.8.4
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:29:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
balsa fails to start with an libesmtp from Red Hat 7 series, although all RPM
dependencies are met.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 0.8.12-2
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Install balsa from the beta
balsa: relocation error: balsa: undefined symbol: smtp_starttls_set_password_cb
Expected Results: I would have expected a balsa window.
The balsa binary itself references the symbol smtp_starttls_set_password_cb.
This is defined in the library libesmtp.so.5.0.12 from libesmtp-0.4.12-2.
But the balsa RPM only requires libesmtp.so.5. That is also provided by the
older libesmtp 0.8.4-2 from Red Hat 7.3 (and 7.2). This particlular symbol is
not available in that version of the library. So the loading fails.
I haven't researched exactly in which version of libesmtp the symbol appeared.
But I obviously a "Requires libesmtp >= 0.4.12" would be on the safe side, and
cover any libesmtp versions released by Red Hat in a correct way.
Will be fixed in the next build (which will be a new version anyway.)
This does not at all seem fixed. It is quite possible to install balsa-2.0.11-2
and libesmtp-0.8.4-2 together without any complaints from RPM. And it still
fails when running the same way.
Doing "rpm -q --requires balsa" only mentions libesmtp.so.5 just as before, and
that apparently is not fine-grained enough.
Woops, it was added as a BuildRequire.