[Releasing] ICU linking problems in latest installer packages.

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Fri Nov 9 22:31:52 CET 2012

On sexta-feira, 9 de novembro de 2012 20.20.28, Knoll Lars wrote:
> On Nov 9, 2012, at 7:49 PM, Zeno Albisser
> <zeno at webkit.org<mailto:zeno at webkit.org>> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM, Koehne Kai
> <Kai.Koehne at digia.com<mailto:Kai.Koehne at digia.com>> wrote: Just an idea,
> but what happens if you delete the unversioned libicu*.so symbolic links in
> /lib ? Will it link to the system one then for user applications?
> That seems to help. But I don't think that is a proper solution.
> No it's not. For the beta2, I think we should document this in the known
> issues page, as it'll affect only those few people that try to compile a
> project that uses ICU directly. For the RC we need a proper solution
> though.

Quite to the contrary. Removing the .so files seems like the entirely correct 
solution to me.

They should be present for compiling the package, but not afterwards, as ICU 
is not part of our API. If users want to use ICU, they need to install on 
their systems, on their own.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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