Subject: Re: stdio FILE extension
To: Urban Boquist <email@example.com>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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.