* David O'Brien <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [010212 17:35] wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 06:26:06PM -0700, Warner Losh wrote:
> > I don't see why we need only an increment of 1.  What does this buy us
> > other than a minor warm fuzzy.  
> It is hackish.
> > OpenBSD bumps libc bunchs of times per release cycle (they are up to
> > libc.so.24 if my sources are current).
> They do not always get things right...
> Actually going from libc.so.500 to libc.so.{x<500} is easy.
> Copy libc.so.500 into /usr/lib/compat.  When the libc.so link is made to
> libc.so.{x<500}, that is the lib version number that will get burned into
> objects.  After the first `make world', rm /usr/lib/libc.so.500.

If that's true it doesn't seem like it would be terribly hard to 
add a check to the installworld / world target to check for cross
version upgrades and do the magic (or at least print out those

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