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From Joe Orton <...@manyfish.co.uk>
Subject Re: [PATCH] for Bug #24664
Date Thu, 13 Nov 2003 11:18:49 GMT
On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 11:51:33AM +0100, André Malo wrote:
> * Joe Orton <jorton@redhat.com> wrote:
> 
> > > However the problem ist the number designation. If there's a link
> > > libcrypt.so-> libcrypt.so.1 it works without the hack.
> > 
> > If there is no such link, then you can't link anything against that
> > library, end of story.  I presume you only reproduced this by removing
> > the symlink?
> 
> Yep, but there's no symlink in /lib but only in /usr/lib.

That's fine.

> So the user's system is actually broken? Then we shouldn't jump in, sure.

It looks like there is a real failure case where APR does not detect
crypt(), yet htpasswd will try to use it regardless, which should be
detected at configure-time or at least compile-time.  But the system is
probably broken to get it in this state, yes.

joe

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