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Re: Release goal: Getting rid of unneeded *.la / emptying dependency_libs

Felipe Sateler <fsateler@gmail.com> writes:

> But this will cause trouble anyway. Imagine this case: glib changes
> SONAME, both app and library depend on glib. app is recompiled, gtk
> isn't yet.So then app NEEDED libglib-2.0.so.1, gtk NEEDED
> libglib-2.0.so.0. Kaboom!

That's what symbol versioning is for, in the general case.  Provided that
each library provides its own functions for accessing its own objects and
doesn't let you look under the hood into objects that are directly based
on underlying library ABIs, this normally works.  The specific case of gtk
and glib is incestuous in ways that makes it hard to come up with a robust

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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