Re: Bug#444360: ocamlnet_18.104.22.168-3(hppa/experimental): FTBFS: tries to link non-PIC static object into shared object
On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 03:17:27PM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 02:10:45PM +0100, Richard Jones wrote:
> > In particular I could do it if INRIA said that they would support the
> > change in some future release (see the exception "Patches Heading
> > Upstream"). But otherwise this is quite a large ABI change -- if
> > Fedora users started to build lots of 64 bit shared libraries linked
> > with -lcamlrun I could end up maintaining it separately forever.
[I meant to say -lcamlrun_shared here]
> I think you misunderstood my proposal. I don't want to apply your
> initial fix which changes libcamlrun.a into libcamlrun.so. I want to add
> a libcamlrun_shared.so, so there would be no ABI change, just the added
> possibility to link against it.
> Or maybe you're concerned about having to drop in the future support for
> libcamlrun_shared.so, but I think the user impact of that new library
> would be quite low. In fact I don't think anything else that
> mod_caml-like projects will need it ...
That would also need to go upstream before Fedora could accept it.