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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: apr-related ABI issues for apreq2 packagers
Date Sat, 22 Jan 2005 18:03:51 GMT
Joe Schaefer wrote:
> Stas Bekman <> writes:
> [...]
>>in which case the versioning you have suggested:
>> >>> (ABI-compat with apr-0)
>> >>> (ABI-compat with apr-1)
>>contradicts with your own words above. if both libs above are the
>>same, why would you introduce a different version number?
>                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> *We* won't do that.  Somebody else (debian, mandrake, redhat, etc.)
> might want to do that themselves.  What I'm suggesting is that,
> we tell those guys "if you're having trouble dealing with the 
> multiple ABIs of apr, feel free to tweak our major version number
> if you want to (in the compiled so, not in our apreq_version.h header)".
> We could add a FAQ to explain the issue and whatever solution we
> recommend.  And if Bojan decides to flesh this all out in detail with 
> an rpm spec, I think we should include that spec file in our distro
> as an example for others to follow.

But they can anyway mangle the lib filename in anyway they want. So why 
even bother. I can't see how your proposals helps them in any way.

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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