Subject: Re: ATTENTION: avoid using libc.13
To: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/20/1997 20:00:17
On Mon, 20 Oct 97 17:02:44 -0400 (EDT)
email@example.com (Greg A. Woods) wrote:
> Never ever back out library version numbers even if what you're doing is
> removing functionality. Always go forward.
> Also please consider only using every other version number (i.e. all the
> even numbers) and leave every other number for the local administrator.
> This at least gets partly around the naming problem that prevents
> representation of branching in some sane way.
In this particular case, we decided to back it down because:
(a) It should have never been bumped in the first place, and
(b) it had only been bumped for a day or two.
There is a fairly straight-forward way of getting out of the libc.so.13
mv /usr/lib/libc.so.13.0 /usr/lib/crap
ldconfig /usr/lib /usr/lib/crap ...
<now, rebuild anything you built since it was bumped>
rm -rf /usr/lib/crap
Normally, yah, you don't back down version numbers... however, we felt
it would be the least bad of the possibilities.
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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