Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 836730
When performing a rpm -Va complaints appear about libevent libraries
Last modified: 2013-08-01 07:06:00 EDT
Description of problem: this could be a bug in rpm or an incorrect symlinking structure of libevent libraries, but when performing a rpm -Va the following files which need attention appear:
when looking further into this the symlinks resolve fine, however for the above libraries a construct like:
libevent_core-2.0.so.5 -> libevent_core.so -> libevent_core-2.0.so.5.1.6 is used. I.e.
libevent_core-2.0.so.5 is symlinked to another symlink: libevent_core.so and next libevent_core.so is symlinked to the real library, while normally the structure would be, if translated from above:
libevent_core-2.0.so.5 -> libevent_core-2.0.so.5.1.6
libevent_core.so -> libevent_core-2.0.so.5.1.6
I've got the feeling that the above messages from rpm -Va stem from the symlink to symlink chain.
Question: is it correct that rpm -Va is complaining about the above 'symlink to symlink to library' chained construct for libevent_core or is the structure of the symlinking for these libraries wrong and is rpm -Va is correct in complaining?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run rpm -Va on F17 with package libevent-devel-2.0.18-1 installed.
2. filter for libevent
no message from rpm -Va either by having libevent-devel have it's symlinking structure fixed or rpm -Va accepting the above symlinking constructs.
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