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Bug 225308 - Broken librpm*.la shipped in /usr/lib64
Summary: Broken librpm*.la shipped in /usr/lib64
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm
Version: 3.8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Panu Matilainen
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2007-01-29 21:15 UTC by William A. Rowe, Jr.
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 18:39:01 UTC
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Description William A. Rowe, Jr. 2007-01-29 21:15:59 UTC
Reasonably stock, fresh RHES 3 Update 8 installation.

RHES 3.0 Update 8 Deployment Snafu, a discrepancy between the 32 and 64
bit libraries as shipped.  This specifically trips up netsnmp, but it's
likely to trip up any package that builds for 64 bits against librpm*.

Not an issue, but for reference; There are no /usr/lib/librpm*.la files.

There are four /usr/lib64/librpm*.la files.  Issue; these point to
dependency_libs including /usr/lib64/

There is no .la file.  /usr/lib64/ and /usr/lib/ 
are missing, but /usr/lib64/ and 
/usr/lib/ and their .so.6 files are present.  

Most flavors of libtool are unable to resolve this situation.  No exists, so libtool dies.  -lbeecrypt fails as well,
since the symlink for (unnumbered) is missing.

By the time libtool is done failing to resolve these situations, it
falls back on /usr/lib/, which is altogether wrong for 64 bit compiles.

Unsure the root of the problem; is it the presence of the
files?  Or the absence of  Or the absense of
and the mislinkage from librpm*.la to the

Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 18:39:01 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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If you feel this bug is indeed mission critical, please contact your
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information on how this bug is affecting you.

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