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

Myra Nelson myra.nelson at hughes.net
Tue Sep 13 21:03:36 EDT 2011

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 18:00, Ray Kohler <ataraxia937 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 6:27 PM, Myra Nelson <myra.nelson at hughes.net> wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 18:51, Gaetan Bisson <bisson at archlinux.org> wrote:
>>> [2011-09-09 17:24:54 -0500] Myra Nelson:
>>>> I'm not complaining, bitching, griping, xxxxx
>>> I only asked for more information (in a tone I believe was neutral) to
>>> try and diagnose the issue your had; offending you was not my intention.
>>>> I'm just trying to pass on information in case
>>>> some one else ran into the same problem.
>>> Not so many people use [testing], so it is worth diagnosing and fixing
>>> your problem even if nobody else reports similar issues yet.
>>>> pacman -Uf libtool-2.4-5-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz libltdl-2.4-5-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
>>> Is there a particular reason why you always use the --force option?
>>>> pacman -Qi imagemagick  -- when I rebuilt imagemagick I built the
>>>> latest version from their website.
>>> When nobody flags packages out-of-date, they often stay out-of-date.
>>> --
>>> Gaetan
>> I'm not sure I have the answer but may be closer to figureing out a
>> solution. 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".
>> I had already changed my bash alias for pacman -Uf to pacman -U before
>> I built and installed calibre-0.8.18-2. I just went back and
>> reinstalled calibre with the same results. It seems that calibre needs
>> to be rebuilt with each update of it's shared libraries since it
>> searchs for libxxxxx.so.[0-9] instead of libxxx.so. I just rebuilt
>> calibre with with libMagickWand.so.5 installed and it runs fine.
>> Is the a direct result of me building the package on my machine or is
>> it a result of something misconfigured in my build setup? If not, is
>> it in the internal build process of calibre? I'm missing something
>> here.
> That's the way it's supposed to work. When a soname (library version
> number) changes, everything that uses that library has to be rebuilt.
> Linking directly against the versioned filename is a safety feature,
> so that no program ever uses an incompatible library - after all, if
> the soname changed, there was a reason for it, some kind of API
> change. (That's also why it's bad to symlink library versions to each
> other.)
> For official packages, the devs and TUs do the rebuild for you. (I
> think that's what they spend most of their time on, really.) Since you
> built calibre yourself, you have to rebuild it.

Thank you very much.


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