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Re: libc soname conventions [was: libc6_2.0.106-0.1_i386.deb is released]

On Tue, Jan 05, 1999 at 12:51:15AM -0600, Gordon Matzigkeit wrote:
>  MB> Ok. This requires only minor manual changes to the debian control
>  MB> files.  However, auto.compilation is not easily possible with
>  MB> those changes necessary.
> Could you elaborate on the problem that you see that makes automatic
> compilation difficult?  Perhaps we can find a workaround.

The dependencies will be calculated at building time, so they are no
problem. However, the sonames are hard coded in the package someway or the

So we have to change the source at some location, to put our new soname in.
I think this is not a big deal, as we have to do a lot of other changes,
too, and only shared libs are affected.

> My entire proposal is just a way of temporarily dumbing-down the
> Hurd's sonames so that moving to Linux ABI compatibility looks like an
> upgrade. ;)

Ok, I think it can work. We will soon learn what we have to pay attention
to ;)


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