[Bug 486079] Re: installing libmozjs-dev will remove ... firefox ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-docs xulrunner-1.9.1 and a lot more
launchpad at micahscomputing.com
Sun Jan 3 15:59:44 UTC 2010
The problem is there is no longer a libmozjs package for xulrunner-1.9
and up. The version you see if from xulrunner-1.8
On 01/03/2010 07:25 AM, Brian Candler wrote:
> More specifically: the runtime package xulrunner-1.9.1 may today contain
> /usr/lib/xulrunner-188.8.131.52/libmozjs.so, but tomorrow may contain
> /usr/lib/xulrunner-184.108.40.206/libmozjs.so. So any application built against
> the first (e.g. using LD_RUN_PATH) will stop working when xulrunner is
> xulrunner will be a suitable production replacement for libmozjs when
> it's installed in a stable location, preferably under /usr/lib.
> In the mean time: libmozjs.so from the libmozjs package continues to
> work just fine. I see no reason to continue the underlying problem
> reported here, which is that libmozjs-dev has superfluous conflicts
> declared. All this achieves is that it's impossible to install libmozjs-
> dev on an ubuntu-desktop machine without uninstalling a load of
> important stuff.
> Note that on ubuntu-server, where you typically don't have firefox
> installed, libmozjs-dev installs just fine, and you can then build stuff
> which links against libmozjs. Such compiled code would then *run* just
> fine on an ubuntu-desktop machine, because you can install the libmozjs
> package without problems.
> So why declare a conflict on libmozjs-dev but not on libmozjs?
installing libmozjs-dev will remove ... firefox ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-docs xulrunner-1.9.1 and a lot more
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