[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] restoring binary compatibility with ffmpeg 0.5

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Fri Jun 11 16:18:55 CEST 2010

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 09:33:05AM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Reinhard Tartler <siretart at tauware.de> writes:
> > On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 20:16:31 (CEST), Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> >
> >> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 05:12:53PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> >>> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 17:04:45 (CEST), M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> >>> 
> >>> > I think it is totally unreasonable that to require a linker that
> >>> > doesn't exist and doesn't stand a chance in hell of ever existing, no
> >>> > matter how superior it may be technically, morally, or otherwise.
> >>
> >> so you are basically saying that shortcomings in the linker should never be
> >> fixed but everyone should work around them.
> Normally I'd agree.  We are, however, talking about Ulrich Drepper
> here.  He will never accept the change, and even if he did, it would
> take a decade before it was widely deployed, leaving ffmpeg as broken
> as it was.  In other words, a fix relying on a change to ld.so fixes
> nothing at all in practice.

had people not followed this philosophy a decade ago we now wouldnt
have to deal with this bug.


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