Re: [rfc] alpha-linux changing to 128-bit long double
GOTO Masanori <email@example.com> writes:
>> The last time we tried a libc soname transition was
>> years ago, took an entire release, and involved probably only 10% of
>> the number of packages it would involve now.
> Does this "transition" mean libc5 -> libc6 ?
> If so, I guess the transition we're discussing about libc6.2 doesn't
> affect so much packages compared with the past libc5 transition.
Err, why wouldn't it? It's a soname bump for libc?
>> Not to mention it was for all architectures - I have no idea how
>> this could be sanely done for a single architecture. Remember you
>> have to rename all the library packages...
> This transition is only for alpha.
You still can't do a soname transition for libc without changing the
name of every library package which means changing the source which
means it'll affect all architectures.