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Bug 158533 - devhelp not updated for new mozilla
Summary: devhelp not updated for new mozilla
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: devhelp
Version: 4.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-23 12:49 UTC by Jason Bradley Nance
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-05-25 11:15:33 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:435 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: mozilla security update 2005-05-24 04:00:00 UTC

Description Jason Bradley Nance 2005-05-23 12:49:43 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050416 Red Hat/1.0.3-1.4.1 Firefox/1.0.3

Description of problem:
devhelp requires Mozilla 1.7.7.  Mozilla 1.7.8 was pushed out today as per RHSA-2005:435-06.  Systems with devhelp-0.9.2-2.4.4 installed will fail to update to 1.7.8 due to the reliance on Mozilla 1.7.7.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run up2date.
2. Choose to update Mozilla.
3. Watch up2date fail to resolve dependencies.

Actual Results:  Dependencies fail to resolve, packages go un-updated.

Expected Results:  devhelp updated along with new mozilla to version built against new mozilla.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Yue Shi Lai 2005-05-23 23:20:58 UTC
If this helps anybody, there is a simple workaround:

1. Run "rpm -e devhelp" to remove the dependency.

2. Run "up2date".

3. Download devhelp-0.9.2-2.4.4.i386.rpm (change i386 to whatever your platform 
is, if neccessary) from RHN.

4. Install with "rpm -ivh --nodeps devhelp-0.9.2-2.4.4.i386.rpm".

5. Open /usr/bin/devhelp and change (obviously) the line




The reason why this is neccessary is because devhelp is linked against 
libgtkembedmoz, which unfortunately sits in a version-specific path. Contrary to 
Comment #1, I think there is no actual need to relink against the new 

Maybe it would be a better structure if libraries such as libgtkembedmoz are 
available from /usr/lib/mozilla (e.g. using symbolic links), so that you do not 
have to carry a pile of package dependencies with each Mozilla minor release.

Comment 2 Yue Shi Lai 2005-05-23 23:26:31 UTC
Slight correctio to Comment #2: It is also linked against, and 
furthermore, the libraries expect themselves to be inside a version specific 
Mozilla directory, so my last paragraph is wrong.

Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2005-05-25 11:15:33 UTC

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