Re: curl 7.14.0-5: OpenSSL vs GnuTLS is still a problem
On Thu, 25 Aug 2005, Paul TBBle Hampson wrote:
> The issue in the above is that the suggestion of two different versions of
> libcurl being a problem for prog A is only a problem if the sonames/sovers are
> not differentiated, and I suggest they _be_ differentiated. I mean, they
That is not enough. You also need versioned symbols in all conflicting
libraries, i.e. there must be no symbol clash between openssl and gnutls,
nor between curl3 linked to openssl and curl3 linked to gnutls.
This is important for libs linking against curl3, otherwise they can break
any application that links to them and uses curl3 itself. If no libs ever
link against curl libs, this is not an issue.
sonames are for pre-link-time dependency handling (i.e. to select what to
try linking to). During the linkage, versioned symbols (plus some other
black magic like weak aliases,etc) are used, and the soname is not even
brought into play.
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