On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 06:40:22PM +0530, Shakul M Hameed wrote: > I think its not a very bad idea, unless your app is dependent on a routine > which is deprecated and > not avaiable in the latest version of library. For testing purpose this > should be ok.
I disagree. It _is_ a bad idea. There is absolutely *no* guarantee that symbols will be identical between two revisions of a shared library, especially across a major revision. I'm not talking about missing symbols detected during run-time either; I'm talking about internal changes that could affect the operation of a program which relies on certain behaviour of functions in that library, which has changed in a newer version (yet kept the same function/calling semantics). And let's not forget about shared libraries that are linked to other shared libraries, resulting in a dependency tree of madness, where you'll suddenly find yourself making symlinks all over the place. (You should use libmap.conf for this purpose anyway). So like I said -- it IS a bad idea. Please do not do it. -- | Jeremy Chadwick jdc at parodius.com | | Parodius Networking http://www.parodius.com/ | | UNIX Systems Administrator Mountain View, CA, USA | | Making life hard for others since 1977. PGP: 4BD6C0CB | _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"