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Bug 453070

Summary: =www-client/google-chrome-25.0.1364.29_beta176005: /lib64/ used by /opt/google/chrome/chrome, but not installed by current udev
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Dennis Schridde <devurandom>
Component: [OLD] Core systemAssignee: Chromium Project <chromium>
Severity: normal    
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Dennis Schridde 2013-01-19 23:51:10 UTC
!!! existing preserved libs:
>>> package: sys-fs/udev-196-r1
 *  - /lib64/
 *  - /lib64/
 *      used by /opt/google/chrome/chrome (www-client/google-chrome-25.0.1364.29_beta176005)

That is apparently quite old, but chrome still links to it.

How does that work when one installs the newer udev ( directly, so that the old file cannot be preserved? As chrome really has the file in NEEDED (and does not dlopen it), I assume it is not safe to delete it?
Comment 1 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-01-20 00:00:42 UTC
Try latest version, google-chrome-26.0.1386.0_alpha177362
Comment 2 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-01-20 00:02:30 UTC
Add www-client/google-chrome to /etc/portage/package.unmask. It could be we need to unmask newer version rather sooner than later. Otherwise google-chrome needs to bundle prebuilt copy of propably.
Comment 3 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-01-20 00:04:21 UTC
And bit off-topic:

stop using udev-196, it has wrong udevdir= in udev.pc and installs all files into wrong directories, and causes other packages to install them into wrong directories.

udev-196 was restored to portage only for systemd-196 temporarily, nobody should use it, since systemd-197 was added to Portage today.
Comment 4 Mike Gilbert gentoo-dev 2013-01-20 00:45:56 UTC
Short answer:

It is safe to remove /lib64/* manually. google-chrome uses a dirty hack to get google-chrome to load as if it were

Long answer:

Google chrome installs a wrapper script which sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/google/chrome.

/opt/google/chrome/ is a symlink to /usr/lib/

Recent versions of udev install /usr/lib/ as a symlink to

I don't think there is any sane way to fix the preserve-libs issue, as this use case is a bit unorthodox.
Comment 5 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-01-20 02:12:19 UTC
Thanks Mike, now I know at least howto handle this next time.