the sorry saga of the talloc soname 'fix'

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at
Tue Jul 7 10:03:05 GMT 2009

tridge at schrieb:
> Hi Simo,
> If you want the binary backward compatibility stuff in your RedHat
> packages of talloc, then please add it there. Keep it for as many
> years as you think it is needed. Maintain those changes in whatever
> way you want.
> I will try to keep API compatibility in lib/talloc in Samba as far as
> is reasonably possible without compromising the code. I don't promise
> the API won't ever change. I certainly don't promise the ABI won't
> change. 

I'll try to explore some alternatives like compat libraries as we've
discussed while deciding not to use symbol versioning for libwbclient.

Maybe we can change the so name to .so.2 and provide a .so.1 which
relies on the .so.2 one and doesn't cause duplicate symbols. when
they're loaded together.


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