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Re: inclusion of r8098 into 1.0

From: <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-01-08 19:42:10 CET

Quoting Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU>:

> I don't know about HPUX. How are shared libraries installed there?

They're called *.sl, not *.so, so it's pretty much certain that dynamic linking
won't work there at all.

> > 2) "APR versioning requires the number following .so to be 0"?
> > The svn libraries don't follow the APR version numbers, and
> > we have a different ABI version (ours is 1, not 0).
> I'm talking about the rules in
> <http://apr.apache.org/versioning.html>,
> not the version numbers of the APR libraries themselves. In this
> scheme, the library's major number is included in the library name,
> while the major number in the libtool version info is always set to 0.
> (This is to allow deliberate linking against a particular major
> version of the libraries.)

Ah, I begin to see the light.

> I think the answer to your question is: because APR does not provide
> enough DSO machinery, the feature is currently only portable to ELF
> systems.

All right. Since the patch seems not to have changed that restriction in any
way, I withdraw my vote; that is, my veto.

Thanks for the explanation.


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