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Re: Misleading error message from lt_dlopen()

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Misleading error message from lt_dlopen()
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 21:54:38 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Hi Jeff, Ralph, Bob,

Thanks for the bug report.

* Bob Friesenhahn wrote on Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 07:06:33PM CEST:
> On Thu, 23 Oct 2008, Jeff Squyres wrote:
>> I realize that this is somewhat complex issue because libltdl have a 
>> generic loader engine and it's just reporting the "last" error.  So I 
>> don't know what the right solution is, but from a the perspective of 
>> someone who is using libltdl, I would much rather have the "missing 
>> symbol" error reported rather than the misleading "file not found" 
>> [non-]error.

>> FWIW: prior versions of libltdl *did* report the "missing symbol" error 
>> properly, so one could actually consider this a regression against 
>> prior behavior.
> Yes, I remember the former correct behavior.

For fixing this, it would be really helpful to have a test case,
anything that exposes the bug and is otherwise as simple/portable
as possible.  "regression" screams for "testsuite exposure".

If you could provide that, it would save us a lot of time.
If you are even adventurous to learn Autotest, be our guest.  ;-)


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