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Re: Dependencies on shared libs, take 2

On Thu, Jun 07, 2007 at 06:03:49PM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Thu, Jun  7, 2007 at 17:56:46 +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:

> > * Mike Hommey (mh@glandium.org) [070607 17:49]:
> > > On Thu, Jun 07, 2007 at 05:39:56PM +0200, Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> wrote:
> > > > symbols MUST NEVER disappear!

> > > Reality is that it happens.

> > Reality is that this build must fail with a proper warning, so that the
> > maintainer can decide if this is an excption and ok or whether he should
> > cluebat upstream about a what soname means.

> Reality is that libs export private symbols (not part of the API, and
> not used by anything), and a private symbol disappearing shouldn't force
> a SONAME change.

Yes, but our tools of choice for handling libraries shouldn't sweep such
changes under the carpet without maintainer intervention...

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