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Re: Bug#754513: ITP: libressl -- SSL library, forked from OpenSSL


Bernhard R. Link:
> * Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> [140713 12:55]:
> > Contrary to what you seem to believe, this only really works if *both*
> > libraries have versioned symbols. Otherwise, you can end up with
> > libraries linked against the unversioned one using symbols from the
> > versioned one at run time when both are loaded in the same address
> > space.
> Actually, "both having versioned symbols" is not enough.
> It is either "both must always have had versioned symbols" or
> "both must have versioned symbols now and every binary linked against
> either must have been built (or rebuilt) after the symbols got
> versioned".
Bah. Thanks for the correction.

However, it seems that the current OpenSSL package _does_ have
fully-versioned symbols, at least if I understand "objdump -T"

So the situation may not be as dire as this thread suggests.

-- Matthias Urlichs

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