On 18 February 2010 10:53, Jeff Squyres <jsquyres_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Feb 18, 2010, at 1:53 AM, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
>> You could probably create fake empty libopen-rte and libopen-pal stub
>> libraries with 0:0:0 purely for the sake of allowing such an a.out to
>> still work (on systems with versioned sonames). Â Since this doesn't
>> actually use any of the APIs from those libraries, there is no problem
>> here, and your 1.5 libmpi will pull in the 1:0:0 versions of the other
>> two libraries.
> You get 10 "evil genius" points for a nifty-yet-icky solution. Â :-)
> I don't really want to continue carrying forward empty libraries just to maintain ABI. Â I'm (mostly) ok with breaking ABI at a major series change (i.e., 1.5.0).
And you could add a FAQ entry or document in some place how to do this
trick, just in case a sysadmin desperately needs the hack because of
pressure from some user with ABI issues.
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