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Re: Clarification on Packaging Guidelines



On Thu, 2006-06-29 at 08:49 -0700, Denis Leroy wrote:
> 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.

The open question here would be: Should dlopen'ed plugins in $libdir be
allowed?

IMO, no.

Ralf



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