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Bug 309871 - dev-libs/libpcre-7.9-r1 request to include symlink
Summary: dev-libs/libpcre-7.9-r1 request to include symlink
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Library (show other bugs)
Hardware: AMD64 Linux
: High trivial (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
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Reported: 2010-03-16 22:31 UTC by Renato Alves
Modified: 2010-06-25 00:00 UTC (History)
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Description Renato Alves 2010-03-16 22:31:15 UTC
I recently downloaded a binary package that once installed failed to start due to a missing lib. After inspection I noticed that I had libpcre installed matching the requirements however was not available. I also noticed that the current libpcre is listed as belonging to SLOT number 3.

I'm not familiar with library naming but to my current problem symlinking to was enough to solve it.

Is this symlink something that should be included in the ebuild?

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Peter Alfredsen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-03-23 19:32:34 UTC
No, the package should be recompiled to get its ABI in line with the one on disk. Unfortunately binary packages can't be recompiled. If you are certain it just works with the symlink, you could create a wrapper script for the binary program and launch it like this:


export LD_PRELOAD=/lib/

Resolving as invalid, since this strictly speaking isn't a bug with Gentoo.
Comment 2 Renato Alves 2010-06-25 00:00:52 UTC
Thanks for the explanation.