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Re: [PATCH] Re: a2p is linked against too many libraries

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From:
Alexey Tourbin
Date:
May 28, 2003 07:12
Subject:
Re: [PATCH] Re: a2p is linked against too many libraries
Message ID:
20030528141026.GC1371@solemn.turbinal.org
On Wed, May 28, 2003 at 09:20:06AM -0400, Andy Dougherty wrote:
> > As of the previous main snapshot (19525) on modern linux system, I found
> > out that a2p is linked against too many libraries which it does not
> > actually use:
> 
> Yes, a2p has always done that; it's generally been regarded as mostly
> harmless.

No, it's not harmless.  Here's the story.  I found out that

$ ldd /usr/bin/a2p

uses both libdb.so.3 and libdb.so.4 system libraries (because libndmb.so
on some modern linux systems is mearly a wrapper for libdb.so.3).  This
usually leads to a crash bug.  Fortunatelly, neither libdb.so.3 nor
libdb.so.4 are used by a2p.  Along with lazy runtime binding, it works
ok.

Anyway, my previous message shows that NONE of those libraries specified
are needed for a2p to compile and run.  There's someting to consider...

-- 
Alexey Tourbin
ALT Linux Team

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