biber libcrypt dependency in Fedora

andrewacashner at andrewacashner at
Wed May 29 18:21:20 CEST 2019


Biber links to the shared library
Fedora has replaced libcrypt with an alternative
based on libxcrypt to resolve security problems (

Users have to install a compatibility package
manually or biber will not run (

Can this problem be avoided so users don't have to
mess with shared libraries?

Andrew Cashner

University of Rochester
Rochester, New York USA

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