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[bug #42606] libopal: unfortunate library name

From: Yavor Doganov
Subject: [bug #42606] libopal: unfortunate library name
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:28:14 +0000
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                 Summary: libopal: unfortunate library name
                 Project: GNUstep
            Submitted by: yavor
            Submitted on: Tue 24 Jun 2014 05:28:14 PM EEST
                Category: Libraries
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: Change Request
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any



The choice for the library name is unfortunate because such library already
exists: http://www.opalvoip.org.  I believe it is widespread enough since
Ekiga, the GNOME VoIP application, uses it.  Both libraries provide
$(libdir)/libopal.so, which makes it impossible to coexist on one system in
packaged form.  There can't be two different libraries with identical binary
package names (libopal-dev), either.

Worse, this is not only a packaging issue.  A program using GNUstep opal will
happily (attempt to) link against the VoIP opal if they're installed on the
same system with different prefix, because the VoIP libopal library version is

Please consider renaming at least the LIBRARY_NAME in order to provide a
unique SONAME.  Trivial patch attached.


File Attachments:

Date: Tue 24 Jun 2014 05:28:14 PM EEST  Name: libopal-rename.patch  Size: 1kB 
 By: yavor



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