Revert curl change made for flash

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Tue Aug 12 13:46:13 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-08-12 at 14:42 +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-08-12 at 09:35 -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-08-12 at 16:00 +0300, Nikolay Vladimirov wrote:
> <snip>
> > > The change just provides some backward compatibility. It's minimal. 
> > > I really think it's not important why the change was made. Since it
> > > doesn't break anything and it doesn't waste disk space. It may be
> > > useful for some dead opensource projects that use the older version. 
> > 
> > There are better ways to do this.  Providing a compat-curl package is
> > the proper way.  The way it was done now is just a hack with the sole
> > intention of making flash work again.
> A compat-curl project that would contain duplicated/unmaintained code?
> What's the point of this since libcurl didn't break ABI, and only
> changed soname?

What's the point of adding it at all then?  If the ABI didn't change,
then apps can just rebuild against the newer libcurl.

> This is getting a bit too far.

I don't think it is.  But if I'm overridden by FESCo, I won't continue
to make a fuss.


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