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Bug 203623 - and should be in -devel
Summary: and should be in -devel
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ghostscript
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: FC7Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-08-22 19:11 UTC by Patrice Dumas
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: 8.15.3-7.fc7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-01-25 12:55:30 UTC

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Description Patrice Dumas 2006-08-22 19:11:38 UTC
Description of problem: and should certainly be in -devel

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2006-08-23 08:22:43 UTC
No, since they are dynamically loaded.

Comment 2 Patrice Dumas 2006-08-23 09:55:16 UTC
libgs seems to be linked in gs. Is it dynamically loaded
by another application?

As for, it seems not to be directly dlopened by
gs, what is using that library? I see it used in ijsgimpprint
but it is linked against. What does dlopen it?

There is also the opvp stuff I don't completly understand. 
What is dlopened in that case?

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2006-08-23 10:07:53 UTC
GSview (for example) -- but in general it is intentional that is available for
dynamic loading.

Comment 4 Patrice Dumas 2006-08-23 10:38:16 UTC
Having GSview load libgs dynamically seems wrong to me. 
I really can't see why it doesn't simply link against
gs. It will lead to versioning issues, it seems bad design.

The .so shouldn't be shipped in main packages, only in -devel,
such that linking against gs is only possible with the 
-devel package installed.

It is a must item here:
- MUST: If a package contains library files with a suffix (e.g.,
then library files that end in .so (without suffix) must go in a -devel package.

If there is a need for a plugin architecture then there should
be a subdirectory below %_libdir for the dlopened plugins, like
what is done in ghostscript:

If there is really a need to dlopen gs, maybe the right thing would
be to add a link in /usr/lib/ghostscript/ pointing to 

gsview could depend on ghostscript-devel, but I don't
think we should care that much about the gsview issue. gsview
in livna seems to be hacked to dlopen And it
is not impossible that gsview tries to dlopen other libs
so -devel will be needed.

Are there other applications that dlopen libgs or libijs?

Comment 5 Patrice Dumas 2006-11-17 15:16:23 UTC
Are there other applications than non-free applications 
that dlopen libgs or libijs? If not I can't see what stop 
them from being in -devel.

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