packaging and binary incompatibility coming from the compiler

Patrice Dumas pertusus at
Tue Apr 17 08:23:13 UTC 2007

On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 09:23:46AM +0100, Andrew Haley wrote:
> Patrice Dumas writes:
>  > 
>  > Sometimes changes in the compiler leads to binary incompatibility. How
>  > to deal with these kind of incompatibilitites? I don't think that using
>  > the soname for those kind of incompatibilities is right, are there other
>  > technniques?
> The soname is the right way to do it.  Why do you believe otherwise?

It seemed to me that the soname was used to track the ABI compatibility
issues arising from changes in the library. This means using the
upstream soname scheme (at least when it is not broken). But I may be


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