Inconsistency in libgcrypt version for generic binary vs. APT package on Ubuntu 16.04

The generic Linux binary version of XtraBackup 2.4.7 requires but the version that is installed from Percona’s APT repository using apt-get links to The problem for those of us who use the generic binary version is that is no longer available as a standard package from the Ubuntu repository, and we have to jump through hoops to obtain it.

Please can the build procedure for the generic Linux binary version of XtraBackup be standardised to use the same shared object libraries as the APT packaged release. Or if that’s impossible for compatibility reasons, please publish generic Linux binaries for both versions of libgcrypt.