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

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz at
Tue Jan 12 16:37:33 EST 2010

--On Monday, January 11, 2010 03:14:00 PM -0800 Russ Allbery 
<rra at> wrote:

> Tim Mooney <mooney at> writes:
>> How much pain would it cause developers if the SONAME was
>><N> instead of<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 and soname<N>, which would also be poor.

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