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[Bug 1337898] Re: Invalid symlinks for libungif.so and libungif.a


I see

# ls -l libung*
0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  8 Dec 16  2013 libungif.a -> libgif.a
0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 Dec 16  2013 libungif.la -> libgif.la
0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Dec 16  2013 libungif.so -> libgif.so.4.1.6


# aptitude reinstall libgif-dev                                                                                                                                                
The following packages will be REINSTALLED:
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/20.3 kB of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.
(Reading database ... 260156 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libgif-dev_4.1.6-11_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libgif-dev (4.1.6-11) over (4.1.6-11) ...
Setting up libgif-dev (4.1.6-11) ...

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  Invalid symlinks for libungif.so and libungif.a

Status in giflib package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on x86_64 I am experiencing the following bug in
  libgif-dev 4.1.6-11:

  Symbol links for libungif.a, libungif.la, and libungif.so are created
  in /usr/lib that point to libgif.a, libgif.la and libgif.so.4.1.6
  respectively. However, these files are not in /usr/lib but in
  /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu. Therefore, the symbol links are invalid.

  I suggest fixing this by placing the symbol links in the same
  directory as the target files.

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