Subject: Re: i386 elf and libc
To: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 12/10/1999 18:42:30
>>>>> "matthew" == matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
matthew> If there were no filename comflicts, then aout and elf libraries could
matthew> co-exist in /usr/lib.
matthew> mine live in `/usraout', and my /usr/libexec/ld.so (a.out) looks there
matthew> by default. COMPAT_AOUT is a crock of sh*t and i will not use it.
I think that this is the best solution. I hope will do this for 1.5. Can I
have a copy?
matthew> Well, I think we should think strongly about bumping major versions for the
matthew> next release, and getting rid of all renames. The new libraries are not
matthew> compatible with the old ones, regardless of whether the "featureset" has
matthew> for who are they not compatible? 2 out of how many ports changed?
matthew> do we do this for every port that changes from now? you need to
matthew> realise that binary format is totally separate from shared library
The problem is just that: the statement is true, but without a patch like
you have done, they are linked, because there are two libm's.
I'm busy rebuilding all my pkgsrc stuff because I can't link new things
against it (I just finished X11), just as if someone had bumped the major
I think that we should consider bumping all major versions of libraries
for a port which switches from a.out to elf. Does ELF make major versioning
of shared libraries easier? Will we ever get rid of the renames?
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