[FFmpeg-devel] Round 2: Symbol versioning

Diego Biurrun diego
Mon Dec 28 16:13:53 CET 2009

On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 04:07:02PM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> writes:
> > On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 10:35:14AM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> >> [...]
> >
> > Please remind me why you are not patching the linker even now that
> > Michael has handed you a patch for it..
> Because:
>  - Michael admits himself that his patch does not adress the root of the
>    problem ("breadth first search starting from the application").
>  - Therefore, even with Michael's patch symbol versioning is necessary.
>  - I'm still unconvinced that there is a serious problem at all:
>    The situations Michael's patch adresses are (AFAIUI) easily and
>    effectively avoided by using debian's shlibs system [1].
> Besides, the whole stunt is coordinated with the debian release team[2],
> who have supervised many similar transitions before. I'm therefore very
> confident that the current approach (w/o patching the linker) is proven
> (and therefore "good enough") for debian. The issues Michael is
> adressing seem to me rather farfetched and very unlikely to occur in the
> field when deploying them in debian in the way I intend to do. For
> ffmpeg upstream, I can see no regressions either.

How is this less work than fixing the linker?


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