Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 801922
liblfc.so can be used as a runtime module
Last modified: 2012-03-10 14:44:34 EST
Description of problem:
liblfc.so is used by some software (particularly lcg-utils in EMI and OSG, though that's not in EPEL/Fedora, so I don't know if that counts) as a runtime loadable module.
Because of this, I believe the "/usr/lib/liblfc.so" symlink should be included in the lfc-libs package, not lfc-devel.
Can this change be made? Or is this the correct approach?
Thanks in advance,
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Neither including the .so symlink in the library package, nor adding a runtime dependency on the devel package is the rigth thing to do in this case.
The proper thing to do when packaging for Fedora and EPEL is to patch the package dlopening the library to dlopen the versioned library, i.e. liblfc.so.1 in this case.
See for example the discussion in the Package Review in bug #592670 comment #17.