[Bug 327671] Re: python-gconf: built with rpath

Sascha Silbe sascha-ubuntu-launchpad at silbe.org
Thu Mar 12 23:31:15 GMT 2009

Reported at Debian as #519462.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/

python-gconf: built with rpath
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Status in “gnome-python” source package in Ubuntu: New

Bug description:
Binary package hint: python-gconf

/usr/lib/python-support/python-gconf/python2.5/gtk-2.0/gconf.so contains an RPATH setting, causing third party software like sugar-jhbuild to fail under certain circumstances [1].
Debians current opinion on rpath [2] seems to be that it should NOT be set, except under very rare circumstances.
Please note that the library search order mentioned in [2] seems to be incorrect: LD_LIBRARY_PATH does NOT override rpath, so (apart from modifying the installed library with chrpath) there's no workaround.
I haven't tested whether Debians packages contain the rpath setting as well, so it might be an upstream packaging bug.

Steps to reproduce:
1. install chrpath
2. chrpath -l /usr/lib/python-support/python-gconf/python2.5/gtk-2.0/gconf.so

/usr/lib/python-support/python-gconf/python2.5/gtk-2.0/gconf.so: RPATH=/usr/lib

no rpath setting

[1] http://dev.sugarlabs.org/ticket/111
[2] http://wiki.debian.org/RpathIssue

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