Bug#35049: More information
Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > Strategy 1
> > The symbol table pollution in libreadline is glibc's fault. glibc
> > should deal with it by defining the necessary symbols dynamically.
> > This will fix bash, and prevent reoccurrence of this problem in
> > other libraries. But if it is done only by Debian, it may cause binary
> > incompatibility with other platforms.
> And I believe that Ulrich has in the past declined to make this change.
He prefers a solution that _does not work_? Once a library is polluted,
all programs that link with it will use the stat in that library, and
the versioning is lost.