Bug#562636: libshibsp4: shibd wont start

Cormie, Jason J.Cormie at abertay.ac.uk
Sun Dec 27 19:08:31 UTC 2009

Thanks for your prompt response.

I removed and replaced with a version from testing, this also required a config file update.

I'd be happy to close this bug if the package is updated to depend on an exact version of xerces, so nobody else falls for this.

Jason Cormie
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-----Original Message-----
From: Russ Allbery [mailto:rra at debian.org]
Sent: Sat 12/26/2009 20:11
To: Cormie, Jason
Cc: 562636 at bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#562636: libshibsp4: shibd wont start
Jason Cormie <j.cormie at abertay.ac.uk> writes:

> Package: libshibsp4
> Version: 2.3+dfsg-1
> Severity: grave
> Justification: renders package unusable

> uadsmc11:~# /etc/init.d/shibd restart
> shibd error: unable to run config check as user 
> Restarting Shibboleth 2 daemon: /usr/sbin/shibd: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libshibsp.so.4: undefined symbol: _ZNK10xmltooling27AbstractDOMCachingXMLObject6setDOMEPN11xercesc_3_010DOMElementEb
> shibd.

> any ideas?

Ongoing Xerces-C transition.  Xerces-C 3.1 was uploaded to unstable, which
changes the namespace for all Xerces-C objects, so the Shibboleth stack
has to be rebuilt.  Unfortunately, there isn't a good way to make that
transition cleanly, since the API of the underlying Shibboleth libraries
changes based on what version of Xerces-C they're built against.

Two of the dependent libraries have been rebuilt and there are two more to
go.  In the meantime, you'll want to use the versions from testing.

Russ Allbery (rra at debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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