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Re: Glibc 2.1.94-3, fixes all issues with db libraries

Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> writes:

> For those bitten by The Great Glibc Update of 2000, welcome to our annual
> ritual. Please stay tuned during the next few months where we install a new
> gcc. This will be followed by self inflicted pain of stricter C++ syntax,
> macro collisions, binary incompatability and general chaos among kernel
> builds[1]. Thank you for your patronage, and please come again[2].

It's still the case that binaries compiled on woody or RedHat 7 will crash
randomly on potato or Redhat 6? If so in the current system that still
requires changing the soname but of course that's a losing battle, right?

Hmph, I wonder if ld.so/ld could be patched to have a list of sonames provided
by a library for run-time but a single one to use for compile-time linking.

That way glibc2.2 could provide sonames 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2 for run-time linking
but when programs are compiled against it they would record 2.2 as the version
they should be linked with.

That seems like it would fix the binary incompatibility problems that glibc is
introducing in linux recently. 


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