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Opened 10 months ago

Closed 6 months ago

#1405 closed defect (fixed)

rpath ignored when system libraries are matched first

Reported by: Antoine Martin Owned by: Antoine Martin
Priority: blocker Milestone: 2.1
Component: packaging Version: trunk
Keywords: Cc:


Related to #1256 and #613.

On some platforms (ie: centos7, suse), the linker command will have -L/usr/lib64 ahead of -L/usr/lib64/xpra and so the cython modules will link against the system libraries and we won't use our private libraries.. leading to warnings and sub-optimal behaviour.

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 10 months ago by Antoine Martin

Status: newassigned

I already had a fix for this: r14750.
Applied to v1.0.x in r14751, also needed r14743 (+ r14744 fixup) to pass the rpath to the setup.py

But since the potential for regressions is high... I am keeping this ticket open, at least until 1.0.2 is released.

Last edited 10 months ago by Antoine Martin (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 10 months ago by Antoine Martin

Found the first problem: the linker doesn't use our version of the libraries because /usr/lib64/xpra contains a libvpx.so.4 but /usr/lib64 has a libvpx.so symlink to libvpx.so.1 and that takes precedence because we link with -lvpx.
If I manually add a symlink so to libvpx.so.4 under /usr/lib64/xpra/libvpx.so then the module does get linked against the version of the library we want, but then it crashes during selftests..

comment:3 Changed 9 months ago by Antoine Martin

Priority: majorblocker

comment:2 was wrong: the problem on this particular system was that the development package libvpx-xpra-devel was not installed correctly (partially removed?) and it contains the required libvpx.so symlink and the correct library headers. With this properly installed, all the problems go away.
At least all the unit tests now run... except when they are ran from the rpmbuild command, then the codec self test crashes with memory corruption in vpx!

comment:4 Changed 9 months ago by Antoine Martin

This seemed too risky for the 1.0 stable branch, so r14907 partially reverts r14751, so the library order will be unchanged for now.
This does mean that we're not necessarily using the libraries we want to be using. But that's better than crashing.

comment:5 Changed 8 months ago by Antoine Martin

Milestone: 2.02.1

Likely to cause problems, too late for that. Re-scheduling.

comment:6 Changed 8 months ago by Antoine Martin

Also partially reverted in trunk as of r15137

comment:7 Changed 6 months ago by Antoine Martin

Owner: changed from Antoine Martin to Smo
Status: assignednew

Despite using --enable-rpath with ffmpeg (r15658 for RPM, r15661 for DEB), and setting xpra's PKG_CONFIG_PATH before calling configure (r15664), we can't re-enable the rpath and undo r14907: the centos builds would then crash during the codecs selftests.. Looks like we still have mismatch somewhere between what we build against and what is used at runtime.

@smo: any ideas?

comment:8 Changed 6 months ago by Antoine Martin

Owner: changed from Smo to Antoine Martin
Status: newassigned

Found the cause of the problem: the centos build ends up missing the "library_dirs" from pkgconfig, and so we build with the wrong headers!
Looks like it is ignoring our PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment setting.
Running the build command outside rpmbuild does give the expected result and the resulting installation works as expected.
No idea what is different when running from rpmbuild.

comment:9 Changed 6 months ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed (at last) in r15675, backport in r15676.
Was really obvious in the end.

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