HEADS-UP: Library version number bumps

Scott Long scottl at FreeBSD.org
Thu Sep 30 13:03:22 PDT 2004

Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 30, 2004 at 01:34:44PM -0400, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
>>At 11:05 PM -0400 9/28/04, 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
>>>      libopie.so.2
>>>      libpcap.so.2
>>>      libreadline.so.4
>>>      libwrap.so.3
>>>The bumps will be coming soon...
>>Does this include bumping the version number on C++ related
>>libraries, as requested in the message on "5.3, libstc++, gcc34"
>>on Sept 15th?
> 5.x has already had lots of incompatible changes requiring you to
> recompile older binaries, and the above is going to be another one
> (that's the price of fixing compat with 4.x).
> Kris

To answer it a different way, 'no'.  libstdc++ was already bumped for
5.x, so there are no 4.x->5.x shlib number problems there.


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