[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#814551: birdfont: error while loading shared libraries: libxmlbird.so.1.0

Ben Hutchings ben at decadent.org.uk
Sun Feb 21 03:00:43 UTC 2016

Control: clone -1 -2
Control: reassign -2 src:libxmlbird
Control: block -1 with -2
Control: retitle -2 libxmlbird has incorrect soname or incorrect package name

On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 08:35:28 +1030 Arthur Marsh <arthur.marsh at internode.on.net> wrote:
> Package: birdfont
> Version: 2.14.0-1
> Severity: serious
> Justification: Policy 3.5
> Dear Maintainer,
> *** Reporter, please consider answering these questions, where appropriate ***
>    * What led up to the situation?
> Any attempt to run the executable
> $ birdfont -h
> birdfont: error while loading shared libraries: libxmlbird.so.1.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> Although libxmlbird1 is installed, it only provides the shared library names:
> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxmlbird.so.1
> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxmlbird.so.1.3
> and not libxmlbird.so.1.0

This is a bug in libxmlbird.  Its soname is currently
"libxmlbird.so.1.3" (and apparently used to be "libxmlbird.so.1.0").
It should probably be "libxmlbird.so.1".

If the library ABI has changed then the libxmlbird1 package must be
renamed and the "libxmlbird.so.1" symlink must not be created.


Ben Hutchings
Time is nature's way of making sure that everything doesn't happen at once.
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