Re: Neat gtk/gdk-imlib pain
>>>>> Jim Pick writes:
>> Erm, but that doesn't make any sense in the context of glibc!
>> glibc2.1 is NOT a unique soname but is simply a glibc2.0 with
>> changes. Somehow the symbol versioning is used to tell '2.1
>> special' programs apart from '2.0 special' programs and 'do the
>> right thing' You don't need to have two libcs.
JP> I believe that's the purpose for it in glibc. But it's a generic
JP> facility that might be useful in other areas (like what I'm
Symbol versioning is finer-grained than sonames (i.e. if you change
the soname, you break symbol versioning). Regardless of whether we
have it or not, we still need a way to fix inter-library dependency
graphs that depend on conflicting sonames.
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