libnotify changed sonames from libnotify.so.1 to libnotify.so.4 a while ago, but we're only just now noticing xchat is broken by this. xchat currently tries loading libnotify.so which is only present in the development package of libnotify, and then libnotify.so.1 which doesn't exist in Fedora 15 anymore (hasn't since November!)
linking directly will catch this, won't really bring in a new dependency since before we were falling back to calling notify-send which is also shipped as part of the libnotify RPM, will clean up the code, and help catch problems like this again in the future.
See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=693362 for details.
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