rpm: failed dependency even though the dso library is installed, but seems to not be "provided"

Jim Galarowicz jeg at krellinst.org
Fri Oct 7 14:28:44 UTC 2011

Hi everyone,

I have successfully built an openspeedshop rpm and installed it before, 
but now I'm having a problem with the latest source and spec file when 
trying to install the latest version of the openspeedshop rpm file.

Specifically, I'm having trouble with a dso that is built in my own tool 
(OpenSpeedShop, www.openspeedshop.org).
When I try to install, rpm installs flag the "so.0" variant to be not 
I believe the automake option in the makefile is creating 
libopenss-cli.so which is linked to libopenss-cli.so.0.0.0 and 
additionally libopenss-cli.so.0 is also linked to libopenss-cli.so.0.0.0.

Another library, libopenss-framework builds and installs successfully.  
libopenss-framework.so variants also appear to be similar but I don't 
have a problem with those dsos and rpm installation.

[root at localhost kickstart-files]# ls -lastr /opt/OSS/lib64/libopenss-cli.*
23056 -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 23608899 Sep 27 21:34 
     4 -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root     1541 Sep 27 21:34 
     0 lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root       22 Sep 28 07:27 
/opt/OSS/lib64/libopenss-cli.so.0 -> libopenss-cli.so.0.0.0
     0 lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root       22 Sep 28 07:27 
/opt/OSS/lib64/libopenss-cli.so -> libopenss-cli.so.0.0.0

[root at localhost kickstart-files]# ls -lastr 
8276 -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 8470629 Sep 27 21:34 
    4 -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root    1053 Sep 27 21:34 
    0 lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root      28 Sep 28 07:27 
/opt/OSS/lib64/libopenss-framework.so.1 -> libopenss-framework.so.1.0.0
    0 lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root      28 Sep 28 07:27 
/opt/OSS/lib64/libopenss-framework.so -> libopenss-framework.so.1.0.0

Here is the error I'm seeing:

rpm --install openspeedshop.OSS.x86_64.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
     libopenss-cli.so.0()(64bit) is needed by openspeedshop-2.0.1-3.x86_64

or when I try to build a live CD:
Error creating Live CD : Failed to build transaction : 
openspeedshop-2.0.1-3.x86_64 requires libopenss-cli.so.0()(64bit)

I forced an install of OpenSpeedShop and the components on my laptop and 
now I can use some of the rpm options to query the installed rpm.
I had to do rpm --install --nodeps in order to get around the error 
   openspeedshop-2.0.1-3.x86_64 requires libopenss-cli.so.0()(64bit)

I'm seeing the libopenss-cli.so.0.0.0 does not follow the pattern of the 
other OpenSpeedShop dsos when I do this query:
         rpm --query --fileprovide openspeedshop-2.0.1-3.x86_64

/opt/OSS/lib64/libopenss-gui.so.0.0.0   libopenss-gui.so.0()(64bit)
/opt/OSS/lib64/libopenss-cli.so.0.0.0             ##### Nothing listed 
here - no libopenss-cli.so.0 like the other dsos

I think that is the key, but the Makefile.am for libopenss-cli has the 
same  "-export-dynamic -version-info 0:0:0" clause that
the other dsos that show provides output that I'd like to see for 
libopenss-cli: "/opt/OSS/lib64/libopenss-gui.so.0.0.0   

libopenss_cli_la_LDFLAGS = \
         -L$(top_srcdir)/libopenss-message \
         -L$(top_srcdir)/libopenss-framework \
         -L$(top_srcdir)/libopenss-queries \
         @PYTHON_LDFLAGS@ \
         @OPENMP_LDFLAGS@ \
         -export-dynamic -version-info 0:0:0

Does anyone have any experience with this kind of issue?

It seems it could be an autotools usage or rpm spec file issue?  I hope 
this is the correct list to post this.

Jim G

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