On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 02:13:16AM -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote:
On 24/05/10 05:05, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
  * dpkg-gensymbols offers new ways to manage symbols files (matching C++
    symbols by their demangled name, matching symbols with regular
    expressions) thanks to Modestas Vainius.


This should be useful for people using symbols files.

Yep.  Already looked at it for JACK when that new dpkg was released.

I see no real use for it there, until we have some knowledge on which symbols are actually the official ones across implementations of JACK.

For now I simply assume that if a symbol changes in a new release then it is sane (but the fact that it changes is then noticed and tracked through our git, if the assumption turns out to be wrong). And I have lowered to only warn when most changes occur.

In other words, the symbols file is not used as the intended rigid safety net, but rather as a log to help understand problems *after* they occur. This hopefully changes in the future by me or others gaining more knowledge in the symbols officially needed by JACK.


 - Jonas

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