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


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bug #42606: libopal: unfortunate library name

Submitted by:  Yavor Doganov <yavor>
Submitted on:  Tue 24 Jun 2014 02:28:14 PM UTC  
Category: LibrariesSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: Change RequestStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: Open

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>


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


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    Tue 24 Jun 2014 02:28:14 PM UTCyavorAttached File-=>Added libopal-rename.patch, #31610

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