Broken link in /usr/lib/

Bug #68239 reported by Manuel Siggen
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
freetds (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: freetds-dev


- Ubuntu Dapper Drake LTS
- freetds-dev 0.63-2ubuntu1

Problem : the following link is broken : /usr/lib/ ->
Reason : doesn't exist at all !

It seems the 'tdsodbc' package does install such file but in /usr/lib/odbc/

So a possible solution would be to change the link accordingly, but then 'freetds-dev' should be made (somehow) dependant of 'tdsodbc'. And I'm not sure it really makes sense.

Now, I wonder if 'freetds-dev' really have to create /usr/lib/


          Manuel Siggen

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Salim (sboulkour) wrote :

I also have troubles with this bug!! (I'm using Feisty)

Changed in freetds:
status: New → Confirmed
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Salim (sboulkour) wrote :
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LAj (cosimo-guglielmucci) wrote :

Same problem on Ubuntu server.

Can I copy the file from a working pc?

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package freetds - 0.82-3

freetds (0.82-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * Add the GFDL to debian/copyright, to satisfy ftp team demands. No files
    shipped in the binary packages are covered by this license.
  * Update the list of authors in debian/copyright, from the current AUTHORS

freetds (0.82-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Add a provisional Vcs-Bzr tag.
  * Upload to unstable.

freetds (0.82-1) experimental; urgency=low

  * New upstream release (closes: #392459).
    - soname bump for libct3 -> libct4.
    - fix support for quoted identifiers. Closes: #487516.
    - fix for buffer overflow issues with datetime fields and long format
      strings. Closes: #400269, #353735.
    - fix for dbresults() return value following a NO_MORE_RESULTS
      return. Closes: #486249.
  * Acknowledge NMUs.
  * Drop debian/{libsybdb5,libct3}.manifest, which are now superseded by the
    new dpkg-gensymbols setup
  * Add locales.conf to the libct4 examples directory, to show proper
    configuration of server charsets when this is needed. Closes: #390131.
  * Don't install ODBC-related files in freetds-dev. Closes: #360345,
    LP: #68239.
  * Simplify the debconf handling for tdsodbc: one removal in the prerm,
    one addition in the postinst, and we should always get a correct
    reference count for the driver.
  * Add a new package freetds-common to contain the config files, so that
    we're future-proofed against further soname changes in libct.
    - install the freetds.conf.5 manpage here now that there's a suitable
      place for it
    - now that our -common package is arch: all, don't symlink doc
      directories; necessary in order to preserve binNMU changelogs
    - create the /etc/freetds directory in our postinst if it's missing,
      to make the script more robust against previous versions of libct
      being purged. Closes: #317677.
  * Miscellaneous clean-up of debian/rules:
    - drop commented-out lines
    - `pwd` == ick
    - use DESTDIR when installing
    - clean up the separation between install and binary targets
    - don't override CFLAGS when building, unixodbc-dev now correctly
      takes care of this for us
    - drop obsolete get-orig-source target, which only knew about an old
      source version anyway; debian/watch works better here.
    - don't ignore failures on make distclean; instead, only invoke it
      when a Makefile is present.
  * Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.0 (no changes required).
  * Pass -V to dh_makeshlibs, so that any packages that build against
    libsybdb5 with an old dpkg-dev don't end up with broken dependencies.
  * Bump debhelper compat level from 3 to 6

 -- Steve Langasek <email address hidden> Fri, 01 Aug 2008 22:50:16 +0100

Changed in freetds:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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Manuel Siggen (manuel-siggen) wrote :

Thanks a lot !

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