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Re: obsoleting shlibs - what's the plan
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 10:51:24PM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> >> Seems to me that each of these is a bug that should be fixed (one,
> >> that the dynamic linker is willing to load the same library in
> >> multiple major versions; two, [...]).
> > ELF doesn't know about major versions; it only knows about sonames,
> > which are strings. It is only by convention that these strings end
> > in what we are pleased to call a major version number.
> Has anyone, anywhere, seen an ELF library whose name ends with digits
> but for which those digits do not have the semantics of a major version
> number? (I'm thinking that perhaps our dynamic linker should know
> about major version numbers even if the ELF spec proper does not.)
P.S. I think old major versions should be deleted so nobody can use
them. Think about security problems in the old version.
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