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Bug 640772 - x11-libs/gksu looks for libgksu in /usr/lib instead of /usr/lib64 on no-symlink-lib system
Summary: x11-libs/gksu looks for libgksu in /usr/lib instead of /usr/lib64 on no-symli...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Depends on:
Blocks: no-symlink-lib
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Reported: 2017-12-11 21:25 UTC by Derk W te Bokkel
Modified: 2018-04-02 17:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---

libgksu.patch (libgksu.patch,3.60 KB, patch)
2018-01-10 07:17 UTC, Alexander Tsoy
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Description Derk W te Bokkel 2017-12-11 21:25:38 UTC
after a "successful" migration to profile 17.1 no-symlink-lib gksu stopped working on both computers that were migrated .. re-compilation had no effect builds fine  no errors .. problem is run time

since libgksu directory is in /usr/lib64 gksu can no-longer find it ..expects it in /usr/lib .. adding a symlink from /usr/lib64/libgksu directory to /usr/lib allows the gksu program to work.

it appears one of the patches for libgksu may need to be eliminated for no-symlink-lib systems
Comment 1 Derk W te Bokkel 2017-12-11 21:34:58 UTC
yeah I know ..gksu/libgksu is on it's way out .. but a migration bug it is as well :) ... something else may fail for similar reasons ..
Comment 2 thunderrd 2017-12-31 11:12:10 UTC
I can confirm the issue on my ~amd64 system after the 17.1 migration.

Adding the /usr/lib symlink does indeed allow the intended behavior.
Comment 3 Alexander Tsoy 2018-01-10 07:17:02 UTC
Created attachment 514060 [details, diff]

What about this patch? It changes installation path of gksu-run-helper to libexecdir/libgksu.
Comment 4 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2018-04-02 17:50:50 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 97ea70276fcfcdb557a9e7852b238937daa85e7e
Author:     Alexander Tsoy <>
AuthorDate: 2018-03-06 13:55:17 +0000
Commit:     Gilles Dartiguelongue <>
CommitDate: 2018-04-02 17:50:39 +0000

    x11-libs/libgksu: fix gksu-run-helper installation path

 .../files/libgksu-2.0.12-automake-1.11.2-v2.patch  | 26 +++++++
 .../libgksu-2.0.12-gksu-run-helper_path.patch      | 23 ++++++
 x11-libs/libgksu/libgksu-2.0.12-r4.ebuild          | 84 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 3 files changed, 133 insertions(+)