libcurses.so -> libncurses.so symlink and ldconfig

Tushar Teredesai sukucorp at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 22:20:45 PDT 2005


On 8/4/05, Greg Schafer <gschafer at zip.com.au> wrote:
> 
> IMHO it looks like a problem in Glibc ie: ldconfig, albeit a minor one.
> These 2 threads are relevant (I think):
> 
>   http://sources.redhat.com/ml/libc-alpha/2003-07/msg00098.html
>   http://sources.redhat.com/ml/libc-alpha/2003-08/msg00120.html

Based on the second thread the current behavior is indeed a bug and
should be fixed in glibc.

> 
> Why do we install the symlink anyway?

ncurses installs libcurses.so. We need to recreate the symlink coz we
move the *.so.* files to /lib and this results in a danling
/usr/lib/libcurses.so symlink.

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