[Gábor Gombás] Bug#564566: libkadm5clnt7: SONAME conflict with Heimdal

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Mon Jan 11 18:14:00 EST 2010

Tim Mooney <mooney at dogbert.cc.ndsu.nodak.edu> writes:

> How much pain would it cause developers if the SONAME was
> libkadm5clnt-mit.so.<N> instead of libkadm5clnt.so.<N>_mit?

The problem here is that it changes the name of the library that one
specifies on the link line of programs, so anything that linked against
the library would need to potentially change its build machinery, have
code for detecting the new and old version, and so forth.  Now, since the
MIT libkadm5clnt API had not previously been public, there probably isn't
a lot of such software (I'm only aware of one package off-hand), but it
definitely has more potential impact.

Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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