Re: Versioned symbols for 3.0?

On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 6:11 PM, Josselin Mouette <joss debian org> wrote:
> Le mardi 18 mai 2010 à 12:32 -0400, Behdad Esfahbod a écrit :
>> > As for not wanting to use versioned symbols, could you provide more
>> > information why such a decision was made?
>> I can't speak for Matthias, but I guess it's because no one pointed out what
>> currently-existing problem exactly it's trying to solve.
> The use case that Patryk mentioned is a bit RPM-specific. As Emilio
> explained, DEB-based distros have other mechanisms to cope with this,
> and AFAIK Gentoo isn’t really affected by versioning issues.

What deb-based distros do now is a workaround, basically doing the
same thing from the other end. Having symbol versions upstream would
remove the necessity of doing the mapping manually.

Patryk Zawadzki

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