Subject: Re: safe make replace?
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/24/2005 19:49:20
On Mon, 24 Jan 2005, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> Most developers these days still don't seem to have any clue what it
> means to have a truly backwards compatible "Application _Binary_
> Interface", though I don't blame them much because it's a rather
> difficult and complex problem, and one that is not really facilitated by
> most high-level language development tools commonly used by application
> developers, including, especially, libtool.

Actually, libtool's *documentation* has a pretty good explanation of how to
use its versioning option.  It's certainly not complete, but it is a good
start at keeping ABI compatibility in the mind of the software author.

-- Todd Vierling <> <>