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Re: HEADS UP: I will be merging christos-time_t by the end of the week
On Sun, Jan 04, 2009 at 10:02:23PM -0500, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> On Jan 5, 2:59am, dholland-current%netbsd.org@localhost (David Holland)
> -- Subject: Re: HEADS UP: I will be merging christos-time_t by the end of the
> | On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 02:57:00AM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> | > >What about structures that have inline time_t members? Otherwise
> | > >this is a serious issue waiting to be hit. Just consider two different
> | > >libraries, one old, one new, both using stat(2).
> | >
> | > All have been versioned. Including rpc, etc.
> | Are we going to do a mass revbump in pkgsrc?
> I think we'll have to. On the positive side, existing packages will work.
> Compiling new ones will need complete rebuild (dependencies and packages).
Does this mean that, as pkgsrc currently stands, a package built against
the new system (w/ 64-bit time_t) will use a package built against an old
system but fail at runtime? yuck.
If so, it sounds like it would be nice to have an explicit dependency on
something like libc, so we don't need to bump every other dependent package.
(but then we'd need an implied dependency on the old libc if one isn't
explicitly specified? hmm...)
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