libgcrypt and google-chrome

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Mon Apr 28 15:05:46 UTC 2014


On Mon, 2014-04-28 at 15:43 +0200, Fidel Leon wrote:
> On Monday 28 April 2014 08:31:19 piruthiviraj natarajan wrote:
> > Recent libgcrypt update to libgcrypt-1.6.1-2.fc21 doesn't allow you to
> > install google-chrome current version in rawhide. The maintainer
> > specifically removed the old .so compatibility with this new release. Is
> > there any other way how to workaround this without downgrading the 
> package?
> 
> +1, it's a quite disruptive change, it breaks compatibility for a VERY MAJOR 
> software product! We're not talking about an obscure app living under a rock in 
> Github, we're talking about Google Chrome!

Given the description of the actual changes behind the soname bump:

"Unfortunately the rebase bumps soname to libgcrypt.so.20 due to
dropping some long-ago deprecated API calls. This should not break
builds of any reasonably current software."

I suspect the ugly hack of symlinking should work, for Chrome. But
really, Google ought to do a new build. Or you could use Chromium;
there's a COPR that carries it at
http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/churchyard/chromium-russianfedora/ ,
though I can't vouch for the quality/safety personally at all (I don't
use Chrome or Chromium).
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