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Re: Accepted sdl-image1.2 1.2.2-1 (i386 source)

On Wed, 24 Jul 2002, Steve Langasek wrote:
> In the case where an application looks for the symbol with no versioning
> information, the symbol will be resolved in the traditional,
> first-come-first-serve order.  This is why a smooth transition requires

Which is exactly what we have right now.  That's why versioning libraries is
a good thing: it doesn't break anything else.  It WILL break the ABI in a
backwards-compatible way:  New apps will not work with an unversioned
version of the library. However, old libraries will work just as fine with
the versioned library as the unversioned one.

> that everything be recompiled against the version-using libraries, since
> both libpng2 and libpng3 will still be providing conflicting, unversioned
> copies of the symbols.

And that's why it would be very nice to have libdb2 compiled with versioning
symbols as well.

Actually, I think we should actually get the LSB to propose that ALL
libraries be compiled with symbol versioning [in the future].  Is there any
sort of drawbacks with such a policy?

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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