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

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From:
H.Merijn Brand
Date:
May 28, 2003 07:49
Subject:
Re: [PATCH] Re: a2p is linked against too many libraries
Message ID:
20030528164753.CB6C.H.M.BRAND@hccnet.nl
On Wed 28 May 2003 16:10, Alexey Tourbin <at@altlinux.ru> wrote:
> 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...

Does Andy's patch fix your problem?

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