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Bug 1361586 - binaries with RPATH defined
Summary: binaries with RPATH defined
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mpich
Version: 27
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-07-29 12:55 UTC by Michal Schmidt
Modified: 2017-11-28 23:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: mpich-3.2.1-2.fc27
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Last Closed: 2017-11-28 23:47:30 UTC

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mpich.spec: remove rpath (deleted)
2016-07-29 12:55 UTC, Michal Schmidt
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Description Michal Schmidt 2016-07-29 12:55:25 UTC
Created attachment 1185524 [details]
mpich.spec: remove rpath

Description of problem:
mpivars and mpichversion binaries have bad RPATH.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
 readelf -d /usr/lib64/mpich/bin/mpivars | grep RPATH

Actual results:
 0x000000000000000f (RPATH)              Library rpath: [/builddir/build/BUILD/mpich-3.2/lib/.libs:/usr/lib64/mpich/lib]

Expected results:
The first path should definitely not be there, because it makes no sense to leak build system details into the binaries.
Having /usr/lib64/mpich/lib is not completely wrong, but it should be unnecessary, because it's expected that the user loads the mpich environment module before using mpich.

Additional info:
We're using "--disable-rpath", but I'm not sure why that's not sufficient to suppress these RPATHs.

I'm attaching a patch for mpich.spec to remove rpath using the Guidelines-suggested method of editing the libtool script.

On a related note, should we configure with "--disable-wrapper-rpath"?

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Comment 2 Jan Kurik 2017-08-15 06:36:48 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 27 development cycle.
Changing version to '27'.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2017-11-14 10:57:16 UTC
mpich-3.2.1-2.fc27 has been pushed to the Fedora 27 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
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Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2017-11-28 23:47:30 UTC
mpich-3.2.1-2.fc27 has been pushed to the Fedora 27 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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