[Mesa-dev] [PATCH] build: remove script compatibility symlinks

Brian Paul brianp at vmware.com
Thu Jun 20 15:00:04 PDT 2013

On 06/20/2013 03:32 PM, Dave Airlie wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 2:28 AM, Jonathan Gray <jsg at jsg.id.au> wrote:
>> The symlinks for compatibility with old scripts assumes
>> sysv shared library versioning and breaks other systems.
>> For example OpenBSD uses sunos 4 style .so.major.minor
>> versioning so the targets with ln will fail.
>> Fixes bug 63269.
> totally nak.

Yeah, I don't want to loose this feature either.

> My fix you mean avoids?
> A lot of developers use this feature, I do wonder if maybe we can move
> it behind a configure switch though as I think it also causes some
> rpaths to be emitted that I think distro packages would like to avoid.

We could certainly be smarter about whether to make the links or how 
they're made.  I'd rather pursue that.


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