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Re: Is it possible to dynamize "requires" at RPM build time?



On Wed, 2006-08-23 at 16:31 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 August 2006 16:18, Hans de Goede wrote:
> > Actually afaik gnome and gtk have the exact same problem (they are fully
> > backward compatible but introduce new symbols making apps using these
> > new symbols break on older version), but there we've been plastering
> > over the problem by manually adding Requires to packages.
> 
> I just talked to some of our Gnome maintainers and they don't think that's the 
> case at all.
> 
> Isn't that why you have foo-so.1 and foo-so.1.1?  Your build that has 
> foo-so.1.1 could include foo-so.1 for compat no?  Am I totally off base here?  
> Versioned libraries are here for a reason, so that you can know what soname 
> you're compiling against and need later on down the road.  Having random 
> symbols in random unversioned .so files seems very very wrong to me, as a 
> shared library.

No, they would have to use versioned symbols for this purpose.

See http://people.redhat.com/drepper/dsohowto.pdf section 3.

-- 
Tomas Mraz
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