On Thu, 2006-06-29 at 08:49 -0700, Denis Leroy wrote:
> Rex Dieter wrote:
> > Eric Work wrote:
> >>I was previously unsure whether %pre/%post ldconfig lines on shared
> >>library devel packages were needed. In a recent discussion with some
> >>others on #fedora-extras I was informed that they were not needed.
> > The policy is clear, IMO, ldconfig is needed if said package includes any
> > shared libraries (pkgs with *symlinks* to shared libs, like most -devel
> > ones, don't count).
> I think there's an implicit assumption here that you are installing
> shared libraries *meant to be picked up by the dynamic linker*. Some
> packages ship dynamic libraries that are dlopened() directly by the
> application (plugins), in that case calling ldconfig will not do
> anything and so is not necessary.
The open question here would be: Should dlopen'ed plugins in $libdir be
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