bugGNUstep - Bugs: bug #42606, libopal: unfortunate library name

 
 

bug #42606: libopal: unfortunate library name

Submitter:  Yavor Doganov <yavor>
Submitted:  Tue 24 Jun 2014 02:28:14 PM UTC
 
Category:  Libraries Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Change Request Status:  None
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Tue 24 Jun 2014 02:28:14 PM UTC, original submission:  

The choice for the library name is unfortunate because such library already exists: http://www.opalvoip.org.  I believe it is widespread enough since Ekiga, the GNOME VoIP application, uses it.  Both libraries provide $(libdir)/libopal.so, which makes it impossible to coexist on one system in packaged form.  There can't be two different libraries with identical binary package names (libopal-dev), either.

Worse, this is not only a packaging issue.  A program using GNUstep opal will happily (attempt to) link against the VoIP opal if they're installed on the same system with different prefix, because the VoIP libopal library version is greater.

Please consider renaming at least the LIBRARY_NAME in order to provide a unique SONAME.  Trivial patch attached.

Yavor Doganov <yavor>

 

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file #31610:  libopal-rename.patch added by yavor (1KiB - text/x-patch)

 

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