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Re: Clarification on Packaging Guidelines



Rex Dieter wrote:
Eric Work wrote:


I was previously unsure whether %pre/%post ldconfig lines on shared
library devel packages were needed.  In a recent discussion with some
others on #fedora-extras I was informed that they were not needed.


The policy is clear, IMO, ldconfig is needed if said package includes any
shared libraries (pkgs with *symlinks* to shared libs, like most -devel
ones, don't count).

I think there's an implicit assumption here that you are installing shared libraries *meant to be picked up by the dynamic linker*. Some packages ship dynamic libraries that are dlopened() directly by the application (plugins), in that case calling ldconfig will not do anything and so is not necessary.

-denis


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