[arch-general] imagemagick and calibre have problems with libtool in testing

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Tue Sep 13 20:53:22 EDT 2011

[2011-09-13 17:27:25 -0500] Myra Nelson:
> I built calibre-0.8.18-2 and everything worked fine. Last
> night Imagemagick updated from [ libMagickWand.so.4 (libc6,x86-64) =>
> /usr/lib/libMagickWand.so.4 ] to [ libMagickWand.so.5 (libc6,x86-64)
> => /usr/lib/libMagickWand.so.5 ] and calibre refuses to run again with
> the error message "Runtime Error: Failed to load Imagemagick:
> libMagickWand.so.4: cannot find shared object file: No such file or
> directory".

Together with imagemagick-, calibre-0.8.18-2 was released to
the repos (the latter links to the former).

But by already having a "calibre-0.8.18-2" package installed on your
system (that you linked to an earlier imagemagick), you prevented the
upgrade calibre-0.8.18-1 ==> calibre-0.8.18-2 to happen. So pacman
thought your calibre was up-to-date when it was not.

If you want to maintain custom packages, do not give them the same name
as official packages, and be prepared for rebuilds.


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