the sorry saga of the talloc soname 'fix'

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Mon Jul 6 11:51:56 GMT 2009

Hi Tridge,

tridge at wrote:
> I chose these two binaries as they demonstrate different types of
> brokenness in the way that talloc/ldb/mapi/samba/openchange etc have
> all been packaged. For example:
>   - The libldb-samba4-0 package provides a which has a
>     built in static copy of talloc.
>   - the package links to a dynamic, but also
>     links to
>   - has a staticly linked talloc built in
>   - etc etc
> The same type of brokenness is rife through all the various packages
> that use talloc currently.
FWIW, these issues were fixed in Debian experimental a couple of months
ago, so I would expect Karmic to ship with properly working packages.
More specifically, libldb-samba4-0 is now gone (there's only one ldb
package left) and libdcerpc/libtalloc link against a shared version of
libtalloc or fail, rather than falling back to a static version of the
library like it would previously.



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