[lsb-discuss] Query on recent 4.0 certifications

Wichmann, Mats D mats.d.wichmann at intel.com
Tue Dec 28 05:50:00 PST 2010

lsb-discuss-bounces at lists.linux-foundation.org wrote:
> Hi all. Recently, I saw an announcement that various major
> linux distributions are now certified for LSB 4.0, which is
> great. Included in that list was "SUSE Linux Enterprise 11". I
> thought it was time to check again how many things break if I
> compiled the latest Qt source with the LSB implementation
> provided on a SLED 11 machine (note, it was actually SLED11
> with sevice pack 1). I discovered that the following bug is
> still present in the SLED11 LSB implementation:
> http://bugs.linuxbase.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2521
> Given that the above bug was closed almost 2 years ago, this
> would seem to suggest one or more of the following:
> (a) The LSB 4.0 certification tests didn't pick up the regression
> (b) The LSB 4.0 certification didn't require the bug to be
> fixed (which would seem odd)
> (c) The regression was re-introduced by the SLED 11 service
> pack (assuming SLED 11 without service packs doesn't also show
> the regression - I cannot test this, sorry).
> (d) The SUSE packages are simply using the LSB packages
> provided by the linux foundation, but SUSE didn't grab recent
> enough packages and therefore have not picked up the fix
> My main interest here is working out where the breakdown was
> and who should be fixing what. Ultimately, I'm trying to get
> to a working LSB-compliant Qt build that we can include in our
> own packages. The Qt version that the LSB covers isn't recent
> enough for us, so we need to be able to provide an updated set
> of Qt libraries, headers, etc with our own RPM's. We also need
> to understand if other developers would encounter the same
> problems and on which linux distributions.
> Any insights people can offer would be welcome.

Something like (d).  The bug is against LSB'd SDK packages
(in this case specifically, lsb-build-desktop), and SUSE don't
ship those.  So the question would be where you got them, and
what version you got, and how we can get you updated.

(this is pretty much what Stew said, I notice now)

Notice this perhaps isn't the greatest week for getting 
feedback, but people will respond as they can.

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