Package trouble: libpetsc2.3.2

Stefan Potyra sistpoty at
Fri Nov 16 18:57:26 GMT 2007


Am Freitag 16 November 2007 15:25:38 schrieb Thomas Fischbacher:
> Dear Developers,
> we encounter problems with the libpetsc2.3.2 package.
> When trying to install a package which uses libpetsc and was built on
> a Debian etch system on Ubuntu, the binary linked against
> will not work on Ubuntu as the symbol "queue" is
> used by Ubunbtu's libpetsc2.3.2 but not defined in the library.
> Debian's libpetsc2.3.2 provides the "queue" symbol in the BSS
> section.

This can be a result of a different build environment between debian and 
ubuntu. It's not encouraged to install packages built for debian in Ubuntu, 
and it's also not supported.

One thing you can try is to get the Debian source package for the application 
in question and rebuilt this on the Ubuntu system.

> This is strange, as the Ubuntu petsc package seems to be derived
> from Debian's. What is going on here?

The source package of petsc (at least for gutsy) is the unmodified package 
from Debian. However as written above, the build environment may be 

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