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Re: runtime dependencies on .so symlinks



On Mon, 20 Apr 2009 12:17:21 +0200, Julian wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I have recently submitted a WIP EMBOSS package for review [1]. During
> further hacking, it turns that the java ui requires the .so symlinks in
> order to work properly (these are currently placed in a devel package).
> What is the proper way to handle such situation? Just place the symlinks
> in the main package (or -libs subpackage, in this case)? Thanks in advance,
> 
> Julian
> 
> [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=496133

Why did you put the .so symlinks into the -devel package if you do know
that they are needed at run-time? The better alternative is to patch the
app and make it load the version shared library files.


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