HEADS-UP: Library version number bumps
dickey at radix.net
Wed Sep 29 06:52:23 PDT 2004
On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 08:31:00AM -0400, Ken Smith wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 07:27:10PM +1000, Tim Robbins wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 11:05:46PM -0400, Ken Smith wrote:
> > >
> > > >From the "Better late than never" Department...
> > >
> > > It looks like we should probably bump the version of a couple of
> > > the system libraries. With LOTS of help from Kris it looks like
> > > this is the list we think needs a version bump, with the version
> > > from 4.X being placed in compat4x:
> > >
> > > libgnuregex.so.2
> > > libhistory.so.4
> > > libm.so.2
> > > libncurses.so.5
> > Why do they need to be bumped? Why use the version from 4.x? It sounds like
> > this will break a lot of 5.x binaries.
> They need to be bumped because the internal workings of the libraries
that doesn't answer the question (libncurses hasn't changed its interface for
some time - unless you're stating that the dynamic linker's changed
incompatibly in some fashion).
Thomas E. Dickey
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