HEADS UP: shared library bump, symbol versioning, libthr change

Daniel Eischen deischen at freebsd.org
Sun May 6 22:00:36 UTC 2007

On Sun, 6 May 2007, Bjoern A. Zeeb wrote:

> On Sun, 6 May 2007, Daniel Eischen wrote:
> Hi,
> thanks a lot for all the work!
>>    by bumping shared library versions.  You can disable
>>    symbol versioning by setting NO_SYMVER.
> I wonder if we should plug this in into the WITH/WITHOUT_* framework
> of HEAD instead of adding new NO_* variables?

I don't care one way or the other...

>>  o The default threading library is changed from libpthread
>>    to libthr.  libthr remains installed as libthr, libpthread
>>    is installed as libkse, and libpthread will link to libthr
>>    by default.  Compiling with -pthread will continue to work
>>    as before.  You can override the default library by setting
>>    DEFAULT_THREAD_LIBRARY=libpthread or libc_r before a
>>    buildworld/installworld.
> It's DEFAULT_THREAD_LIB= according to your patch.

Oops, sorry.

> Do you think that DEFAULT_THREAD_LIB=libpthread could cause some
> confusion because that would actually be libthr? Shouldn't we
> rename that to libkse for the selection too and leave libpthread
> unused as a generic term?

DEFAULT_THREAD_LIB=libpthread would not be libthr, it would
be libkse.  Perhaps we can later do a repocopy of libpthread
to libkse, and then just have DEFAULT_THREAD_LIB=libkse or


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