F21 System Wide Change: BerkeleyDB 6

Florian Weimer fweimer at redhat.com
Wed Apr 16 05:25:39 UTC 2014

On 04/15/2014 03:40 PM, Jan Staněk wrote:
> Dne 11.4.2014 16:59, Bill Nottingham napsal(a):
>> Jaroslav Reznik (jreznik at redhat.com) said:
>>> == Scope ==
>>> * Proposal owners: Create new set of packages and introduce proper versioning
>>> in order to not confuse the dynamic linker.
>> Is this symbol versioning intended to be upstream?
> Ideally, yes, but given the upstream willingness to incorporate
> community-proposed changes, I fear that we may in fact introduce
> downstream symbol versioning.

There is support for appending a unique suffix to all exported symbols. 
  See @DB_VERSION_UNIQUE_NAME@ in the sources.  It is not ELF symbol 
versioning, but it might help.

The conflict between development packages remains, though.

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team

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