Subject: Re: stdio FILE extension
To: Urban Boquist <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/18/2001 15:13:57
>>>>>> Jason R Thorpe writes:
>Jason> ANY library which references ANY function in libc.  That is to
>Jason> say, almost ALL libraries provided by ANYONE.

>I mean, if there turns out to exist no concrete examples of these
>binary-only third party libraries this discussion is merely
>hypothetical, and we could just go ahead and do the bump. It wouldn't
>affect anyone.

Not so.  In doing so you would condem just about every netbsd user who has 
ever built stuff on their box - to go re-build it.  It would be much like
the version hell that you get when you update pkgsrc and try to install
just one package.

I know that I have shared libs on my boxes that are not part of the base
system that would be broken, and I certainly have better things to do
than hunt down and re-build everything on my systems.