two perl packages each installed Cwd.so, and that screwed me
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Wed Sep 21 15:25:06 UTC 2011
long story short, a bunch of package builds kept failing because of
a missing symbol (Perl_Gthr_key_ptr), and i finally tracked it down
$ dpkg -S /usr/lib/perl/5.10.1/auto/Cwd/Cwd.so
$ dpkg -S /usr/lib/perl5/auto/Cwd/Cwd.so
yes, two different packages, both of which contributed Cwd.so and
the build was picking up the second one which was *wrong*, so i
deleted that package (which had no dependencies) and, suddenly, my
build is off and running.
why do two different packages contribute the same file? isn't that
some kind of packaging bug?
Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
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