Re: [Gábor Gombás] Bug#564566: libkadm5clnt7: SONAME conflict with Heimdal
jhutz at cmu.edu
Tue Jan 12 16:37:33 EST 2010
--On Monday, January 11, 2010 03:14:00 PM -0800 Russ Allbery
<rra at stanford.edu> wrote:
> 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.
Or, it means you have a library with filename libkadm5clnt.so and soname
libkadm5clnt-mit.so.<N>, which would also be poor.
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