[arch-general] Latest updates messed up kdemod3 libjpeg.so.62?

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Tue Jul 28 19:05:41 EDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-07-28 at 14:44 -0500, David C. Rankin wrote:
> ln -s /usr/lib/libjpeg.so.7 /usr/lib/libjpeg.so.62
>         After the link is made, kcontol will start, but any attempt to
> access the panel or taskbar settings (among others) results in a
> complete kcontrol crash. The backtraces are generally the same:

Why do you think the soname was bumped? Just to give us maintainers some
extra work, or would there be some other reason?

Never symlink libraries like that, unless you are 100% sure that the
soname bump was a mistake. In case it's an unused linked library, the
symlink will work, but in case it's a library that is in use, like
libjpeg, you will face problems.
It's better to temporary extract the old lib on your system until the
affected packages get updated, though that's also not a warranty for a
working binary, as two different versions of a library linked into one
program could conflict.

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