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Re: Do we need to bump the shared library version for 2.4.0?

From: Joe Orton
Subject: Re: Do we need to bump the shared library version for 2.4.0?
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 11:44:01 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17 (2007-11-01)

On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 11:42:54AM +0100, Joe Orton wrote:
> On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 04:31:31PM +0200, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> > 3) Don't increment the shared library version at all.
> > 
> >    The justification would be that we haven't removed any symbols, all
> >    symbols in libgnutls-extra are still available via libgnutls and work
> >    the same way.  The only thing that would break here is if someone is
> >    dlopen'ing and calls the openpgp related
> >    functions.  Strictly speaking I'm not sure this is a valid approach,
> >    since we HAVE removed symbols from libgnutls-extra.
> Having looked into this, I can't see why that would break.  dlsym() will 
> still find the symbols since is linked against 
> libgnutls; the wording in POSIX is very specific that this must be the 
> case.  Attached a test case which finds gnutls_malloc via dlopen of 
> for PoC.

Now, really attached :)


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