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Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:05:23 +0200
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: Preparing to release 0.9.12

* Timo Teras <> [2013-07-25 10:44:59 +0300]:
> Relatedly, commit f389c4984a (make the dynamic linker find its path
> file relative to its own location) introduced the armeb, armhf
> variants. Fundamentally, these are distribution specific names. I
> believe debian has/had armeb (big-endian OABI; being retired), arm
> (little-endian OABI; dead port), armel (little-endian EABI), and now
> armhf (little-endian EABI with hard-float). But these are by no means
> standard. While it is good that LDSO_ARCH gets good default with this
> distinguished. It should be allowed to be overridden by distributions.
> So basically I'd like to give at configure time:
>  DISTRO_ARCH=armel
> Which would then make LDSO_ARCH, and SONAME accordingly. And with the
> soname version set, we could do proper binary ugprades (even when not
> everything is yet rebuilt).

why do you care about the name of the loader?

musl could use a random string, the only requirement
is that each abi has a unique identifier so there is
no collision

if the name changes between distros then a simple
binary that only depends on libc becomes non-portable

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